Italian DPA temporarily bans ChatGPT, opens investigation

31/03/2023 | Italian DPA

In the same week as more than almost 3,000 artificial intelligence (AI) researchers and leaders call for a pause on the development of giant generative AI systems, the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA), the Garante, has ordered the temporary limitation of the processing of Italian users' data by OpenAI's ChatGPT, while it conducts an investigation. The DPA has said there is insufficient information about "whose data is collected by OpenAI", along with the lack of a "legal basis that justifies the mass collection and storage of personal data" to train the platform. The DPA also cited concerns about the mechanisms in place to verify users are over 13 years old—the minimum age ChatGPT is aimed at. 

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