Italian privacy regulators will meet with OpenAI representatives to discuss a temporary ban on the use of ChatGPT in the country. OpenAI said it was willing to work with Italian authorities to ensure compliance with privacy regulations.
Italy announced last week that it would temporarily ban ChatGPT from operating in its territory based on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law. In addition, the Italian Data Protection Agency launched an investigation into ChatGPT for alleged violations of privacy rules at the end of last month. The agency believes that on March 20, the ChatGPT platform experienced a loss of user conversation data and payment service payment information. In addition, the platform did not inform about the collection and processing of user information, and there is no legal basis for collecting and storing a large amount of personal information.
According to Italian requirements, OpenAI must inform regulators through its representatives in Europe within 20 days of the measures the company has taken to implement its requirements, or it will be fined up to 20 million euros or 4% of the company’s global annual turnover.