OpenAI is the subject of an investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) in response to a complaint alleging the unauthorised gathering, use, and sharing of personal data.
The maker of the well-known chatbot, ChatGPT, OpenAI, is currently dealing with legal problems across a number of jurisdictions. If ChatGPT’s false claims that Brian Wood is now serving a prison sentence for bribery are not corrected, the mayor of Hepburn Shire in Australia may file a lawsuit against OpenAI.
Wood was shocked to learn that ChatGPT had falsely accused him of being associated with a foreign bribery scam associated with a Reserve Bank of Australia company in the early 2000s.
Wood was the one who informed the authorities about the offering of bribes to foreign officials in order to gain currency printing contracts, and although he was never charged with any crime, he did in fact work for the subsidiary, according to his legal representation.
If Wood does file a lawsuit against OpenAI, it would be the first time that OpenAI has been held accountable for statements made by ChatGPT.
In the meantime, OpenAI is being looked at by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) in response to a complaint alleging the unauthorised gathering, use, and sharing of personal data.
In a statement to the media, Canadian privacy commissioner Philippe Dufresne stated that “we need to keep up with—and stay ahead of—fast-moving technological advancements.”
Italy was recently the first country in Europe to outlaw ChatGPT. OpenAI has been instructed to temporarily stop processing data belonging to Italian users by the nation’s data protection regulator.
The regulator claimed that “there appears to be no legal basis” for the extensive gathering and use of personal information to “train” the platform’s algorithms.
OpenAI, a business based in San Francisco, may be required to pay a fine of almost USD 21.8 million if it is unable to provide an explanation.
Along with Italy, ChatGPT has also been outlawed in China, Russia, and North Korea.