ChatGPT resumes operations in Italy after nearly 30 days of suspension due to privacy concerns. OpenAI recently updated its privacy policies, addressing the issues that led to the ban in the country. The block on ChatGPT was also justified by a data leak incident.
ChatGPT Resumes Operations and New Policies
ChatGPT faced a ban in Italy on March 31st when the country’s Data Protection Agency accused OpenAI of illegally collecting personal information from citizens. The agency is also raising concerns about inadequate age verification methods, as only users above 13 years old can access ChatGPT.
Compounding OpenAI’s troubles, a bug in ChatGPT’s system led to a data leak of user information from the ChatGPT+ service, exposing one account’s conversation history to another user.
Current Situation in Italy After ChatGPT Resumes Operations
Investigation in Spain
Despite the positive development in Italy, OpenAI remains under investigation in Spain. The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) is examining whether OpenAI complies with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The issue in Spain is similar to the concerns raised by Italy’s legislation.
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has established a task force to investigate OpenAI’s adherence to GDPR requirements.
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