Following the call for international standards on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the recent G7 summit, on 2 June 2023, in a rare move, Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) issued two warnings in a publicly released letter (the “Letter”):
- firstly to the three categories of users of generative AI services, i.e.,
- business operators who collect personal information and thus are subject to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan (APPI);
- government agencies, which may adopt generative AI services into their operations; and
- the general public; and
- secondly to the “ChatGPT” developers/publishers.