The AI Chatbot raises a variety of privacy and security concerns, according to Italian authorities.
Italy has become the first western nation to outlaw OpenAI’s well-known “ChatGPT” on a national level. The AI Chatbot is allegedly the subject of numerous privacy and security issues, according to Italian authorities.
According to the authorities’ remarks, they will investigate and immediately prohibit ChatGPT.
ChatGPT has advanced to become one of the most popular websites, with an astounding monthly visitor count of over 100 million. The amazing chatbot has not only made it possible for individuals to complete tasks in a matter of seconds, but it has also triggered an AI race that has thrust both small and large tech enterprises into an unexpected state of competition.
Just a few months after releasing the chatbot, OpenAI and Microsoft entered a historic $10 billion transaction that will allow both businesses to grow enormously.
On March 20, a significant portion of the chatbot’s interactions and payment details were exposed online, which raised concerns among Italian watch dogs.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of Italy stated after the leak that OpenAI lacks a legal justification for “the mass gathering and storage of personal data for the purpose of ‘training’ the algorithms underlying the operation of the platform.”
The GDPR added ChatGPT’s lack of an age verification system to its list of concerns, claiming that this leaves the chatbot free to provide responses that are inappropriate for children and expose them to content that is inappropriate for their age.
The GDPR, which controls how businesses can use, handle, and keep personal data, is currently looking into whether ChatGPT conforms with other GDPR regulations or not.
OpenAI has only 20 days to resolve the issues and propose solutions, according to a notification from the GDPR, or the business risks a fine of €20 million, or more than 4% of its annual turnover.