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Microsoft and OpenAI Hit With a New U.S. Consumer Privacy Class-Action Lawsuit

OpenAI and Microsoft have been named as the defendants in yet another class-action lawsuit over their alleged use of web scraping techniques to obtain supposedly private data for the use of training ChatGPT and other associated artificial intelligence (AI) models.

The most recent class-action suit was filed on Sept. 5 in San Francisco by a law firm representing a pair of unnamed engineers.

According to a filing registered with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California:

“This class action lawsuit arises from Defendants’ unlawful and harmful conduct in developing, marketing, and operating their AI products, including ChatGPT-3.5, ChatGPT-4.0, Dall-E, and Vall-E (the ‘Products’), which use stolen private information, including personally identifiable information, from hundreds of millions of internet users, including children of all ages, without their informed consent or knowledge.”

Read the source article at Cointelegraph

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