The country’s authorities accuse the US company OpenAI’s creation of not respecting the law on personal data and not having a system to verify the age of minor users.
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Italy censors ChatGPT. On Friday, March 31, Transalpine officials announced their decision to block the conversational robot of American company OpenAI. They accuse them of not respecting the law on personal data and not having a system to verify the age of minor users. This result “with immediate effect” result in “Temporary Limitation of Data Processing of Italian Users Against OpenAI”The Italian Commission for the Protection of Personal Data said in a press release.
ChatGPT debuted in November and was quickly picked up by users impressed by its ability to clearly answer difficult questions, write sonnets and pass exams. Without technical knowledge, you can use ChatGPT to write computer code.
A fine of up to 20 million euros can be imposed
In its press release, the Italian Commission pointed out that ChatGPT “Data loss (data breach) related to user conversations and information related to payments by subscribers to a paid service occurred on March 20”. The authority also criticizes ChatGPT “The absence of information reference to users whose data is collected by OpenAI, but above all the absence of a legal basis justifying the mass collection and storage of personal data, ‘mechanisms that make the site work’.
Also, this robot is designed for people above 13 years of age. “The commission emphasizes that because there is no filter to verify the age of users, it exposes minors to responses that are completely contrary to their developmental level”. Commission asks OpenAI Inform about the action taken within 20 days To remedy this situation, “Under fines of up to 20 million euros or up to 4% of annual global turnover”.
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