The Italian data regulator (Garante per la Protezione dei dati personali) has ordered the temporary restriction of the processing of Italian users’ data by OpenAI, and thus of the popular ChatGPT tool, due to the launch of an investigation to ensure compliance with European regulations General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
According to cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies, this situation stems from the AI tool’s recent data breach discovered on March 20, in which user conversations were allegedly exposed along with private information, such as subscriber billing. and partial credit card details.
According to the Italian regulator’s official statement, ChatGPT currently “does not provide any information to users, nor to persons whose data has been collected by OpenAI,” citing “the lack of an adequate legal basis with regard to the collection of personal data.” and your transaction » and non-compliance with Articles 5, 6, 8, 13 and 25 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Although only Italy has launched this ban and investigation for now, given the alleged basis for non-compliance with European data processing regulations, it is likely that other countries or the EU’s central body itself will announce similar actions in the coming days.
Paal Aaserudseter, Security Engineer at Check Point Software, shared the company’s vision for AI and cyber security and how businesses can stay secure in this new age of digital innovation.
“The potential for data misuse is by far one of my biggest concerns with ChatGPT. The problem here is that most users are unaware of the risks involved in uploading this kind of sensitive information. Hopefully a positive effect of banning ChatGPT in Italy will be the entry of EU intelligence law.” Artificially effective more quickly.
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