03 May Research paper ChatGPT
Artificial intelligence has revolutionised the way we interact with technology, and one of the most recent and impressive examples of this is the development of language models such as ChatGPT. However, due to its broad applicability and fast emergence, ChatGPT has created many legal uncertainties, among which is its coherence with the GDPR. About this interesting clash of technology and law, Jorie Corten wrote a research paper for her master’s degree in law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research especially focuses on the following question: Is the training data of ChatGPT compatible with the right to erasure, within the meaning of Article 17 GDPR?
Lawyer Camiel Vermeulen says the following about the investigation:
“Jorie’s paper is very instructive and enlightening with regard to the applicability and elaboration of the GDPR and the associated issues that come into play. ChatGPT and similar programs process (whether consciously or not) large amounts of personal data with their algorithms, which then continue to circulate in the associated systems. There are legal measures in place to act against this, but how feasible and desirable that is in practice is not so easy to indicate. This article provides a short and concise overview of the pain points and possible solutions that are currently associated with them. Undoubtedly to be continued.”
Download the paper here.