Artificial Intelligence

Government staff warned over uploading corporate data to ChatGPT

Staff should not put any sensitive corporate data into ChatGPT or similar services, employees told

Minister for Enterprise Simon Coveney: ChatGPT has faced mounting scrutiny over data protection concerns, and the pace at which AI technology has developed. Picture:

Government employees in Ireland have been told that inputting data to ChatGPT could expose sensitive corporate information, and have been warned of the risks associated with using similar artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

In an email to Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment staff on Friday, seen by the Business Post, the department’s head of IT cautioned employees over using the technology, a popular chatbot tool that can generate text and images based on data uploaded ...