CyberScoop: AI chatbots want your geolocation data. Privacy experts say beware.

June 8, 2023

Precise geolocation data isn’t the only form of location data that companies collect. For instance, Bard as well as its competitor OpenAI’s ChatGPT also collects IP address data, which reveals geolocation information but not precise physical locations.

However, detailed geolocation data is “substantially more sensitive,” because it can be used to track your exact movements, explains Ben Winters, senior counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a nonprofit advocacy group.

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