If you use GitHub Copilot, the GitHub Copilot extension/plugin will collect usage information about events generated by interacting with the integrated development environment (IDE). These events include GitHub Copilot performance, features used, and suggestions accepted, modified and accepted, or dismissed. This information may include personal data, including your User Personal Information, as defined in the GitHub Privacy Statement.
This usage information is used by GitHub, and shared with Microsoft and OpenAI, to develop and improve the extension/plugin and related products. OpenAI also uses this usage information to perform other services related to GitHub Copilot. For example, when you edit files with the GitHub Copilot extension/plugin enabled, file content snippets, suggestions, and any modifications to suggestions will be shared with GitHub, Microsoft, and OpenAI, and used for diagnostic purposes to improve suggestions and related products. GitHub Copilot relies on file content for context, both in the file you are editing and potentially other files open in the same IDE instance. When you are using GitHub Copilot, it may also collect the URLs of repositories or file paths for relevant files. GitHub Copilot does not use these URLs, file paths, or snippets collected in your telemetry as suggestions for other users of GitHub Copilot. This information is treated as confidential information and accessed on a need-to-know basis. You are prohibited from collecting telemetry data about other users of GitHub Copilot from the GitHub Copilot extension/plugin. For more details about GitHub Copilot telemetry, please see "About GitHub Copilot telemetry." You may revoke your consent to the telemetry and personal data processing operations described in this paragraph by contacting GitHub and requesting removal from the technical preview.