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Italy Bans ChatGPT Over Privacy Concerns

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According to the privacy watchdog, the ban has come into force with immediate effect, bringing a "temporary limitation of the processing of Italian users' data vis-à-vis [ChatGPT's creator] OpenAI."

Credit: Computing (U.K.)

Italy's data protection authority has temporarily banned the use of ChatGPT, a popular AI service from Microsoft-backed OpenAI, in the country while it investigates the US company's collection of personal data during a recent cybersecurity breach, among other concerns.

The move reflects a growing concern among policymakers and experts about the potential risks posed by AI services and their voracious appetite for user data.

The ban was prompted by a recent breach that exposed the personal information of ChatGPT users, including their names, addresses, credit card types and expiration dates.

From Computing (U.K.)
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