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Ms Joanne Wong, vice president for international markets in Asia-Pacific and Japan and Europe, the Middle East and Africa at LogRhythm, noted that AI chat bots’ interactions that initially prompt users for simple likes and dislikes may push users to share more personal information.

“Vulnerable groups such as children, teenagers, and those with mental health issues may not be as discerning towards the potential risk this carries, and freely divulge private information,” she said.