OpenAI has recently added some new features to its artificial intelligence chat service ChatGPT, allowing users to better protect their privacy. Users can choose to turn off “chat history and training” and export their data in ChatGPT’s settings.
Mira Murati, OpenAI’s CTO, mentioned these features in an interview with Reuters, saying that ChatGPT will take user privacy more seriously in the future, a decision the company has been discussing internally for months, and not in response to the Italian Data Protection Authority’s ban on the service. The Italian Data Protection Authority considers ChatGPT to be a violation of users’ privacy rights.
To turn off tracking and history, users need to log in to ChatGPT, then click on their name in the bottom left corner, select settings and then click on the “Show” button next to “Data Control”. While this will improve privacy, OpenAI will still keep a user’s chat history for 30 days to ensure that users do not abuse its system. However, OpenAI will not use this data to further train its models.