Bing Chat won’t save the conversation if the information is private

However, how can Bing Chat recognize private information to begin with?

by Flavius Floare
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  • Private information is anything from your passwords to your credit cards and ID credentials.
  • Microsoft surely has access to this data, if Bing Chat can recognize it.
  • However, for your safety, Bing Chat won't save any conversation that includes private information.
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If you’ll ever have conversations with Bing Chat where the information that you shared with the AI tool is sensitive, or private, Bing Chat won’t save it, apparently. As spotted by Windows enthusiast, @Leopeva64, Bing Chat will release a prompt telling users that it will not save the conversation previously had with it.

Let’s not save this conversation. The answer to your question may contain info that’s not public. To protect your privacy, we’re not saving it. Chat history so far has been saved.

Bing Chat prompt

The tool will give you the option to agree, by allowing you to click on a Got it button.

So what does it mean? Well, private information is information protected by law, which can become a criminal act if it is shared. This is everything from your personal information, such as ID credentials, to passwords, and card information.

It makes sense that Bing wouldn’t save such data, as it can be quite risky if your device were to be hacked. But it’s a bit surprising: it can recognize your personal data.

Not saving it, yes, that the right thing to do, however recognizing it, means that Microsoft could potentially have an insight into information that should remain private.

What do you make of this? Let us know in the comments section below.

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