Italy to block access to ChatGPT over data protection concerns

Italy to block access to ChatGPT over data protection concerns

Italians may soon lose access to the popular artificial intelligence (AI) language model, ChatGPT, as Italy’s Privacy Guarantor orders the service to be blocked over concerns that OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, is violating the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with its data handling practices.

The regulator claims that OpenAI’s bulk collection of data for training ChatGPT’s model lacks a “legal basis,” while the sometimes-inaccurate results suggest that the generative AI is not processing data correctly. Furthermore, officials are particularly concerned about a flaw that leaked sensitive user data last week.