How to delete your data from ChatGPT

OpenAI has now introduced a Personal data deletion request form that allows people, mainly in Europe, but also in Japan, to request that information about them be removed from OpenAI systems. It is described in an OpenAI blog post on how the company develop their language models.

He shape It appears to be primarily to request that information be removed from the responses that ChatGPT provides to users, rather than their training data. It asks you to provide your name; email; the country you are in; whether you are making the request for yourself or on behalf of someone else (for example, a lawyer making a request for a client); and if he is a public person, such as a celebrity.

OpenAI then asks for evidence that your systems have mentioned it. It asks you to provide “relevant prompts” that have resulted in your mention and also for any screenshots where you are mentioned. “In order to properly service your requests, we need clear evidence that the model has knowledge of the data subject conditional on the prompts,” the form says. It asks you to swear that the data is correct and that you understand that OpenAI cannot, in all cases, remove the data. The company says it will balance “privacy and free speech” when making decisions about people’s removal requests.

Daniel Leufer, a senior policy analyst at digital rights nonprofit Access Now, says the changes OpenAI has made in recent weeks are fine, but it’s only “the low hanging fruit” when it comes to data protection. “They have not yet done anything to address the more complex systemic problem of how people’s data was used to train these models, and I hope this is not a problem that is going away, especially with the creation of the EDPB working group in ChatGPTsays Leufer, referring to European regulators coming together to discuss OpenAI.

“Individuals may also have the right to access, correct, restrict, delete, or transfer their personal information that may be included in our training information,” OpenAI said. the help center page also says. To do this, he recommends sending an email to his data protection staff at People who have already requested their data from OpenAI have not been impressed with your answers. And Italy’s data regulator says OpenAI claims it is “technically impossible” to correct inaccuracies on the spot.

How to delete your ChatGPT chat history

You should be careful what you tell ChatGPT, especially given OpenAI’s limited data removal options. The conversations you have with ChatGPT can, by default, be used by OpenAI in its future large language models as training data. This means that the information could, at least in theory, be reproduced in response to future questions from people. On April 25, the company filed a new setting to allow anyone to stop this processno matter where in the world they are.

When you log in to ChatGPT, click on your user profile in the bottom left corner of the screen, click on Settingsand then data controls. Here you can turn off chat and training history. open AI says turning off your chat history means that the data you enter in conversations “will not be used to train and improve our models.”

As a result, anything you enter into ChatGPT, such as information about yourself, your life, and your work, should not reappear in future iterations of OpenAI’s great language models. OpenAI says that when chat history is turned off, it will retain all conversations for 30 days “to monitor abuse” and then they will be permanently deleted.

When your data history is turned off, ChatGPT prompts you to turn it back on by placing a button in the sidebar that gives you the option to enable chat history again, a stark contrast to the “off” setting buried in the chat history. setting.


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