Rome, Italy – According to the government’s privacy authority, Italy is temporarily suspending ChatGPT in reaction to a data breach while looking into a potential infraction of tough European Union data protection laws.
ChatGPT has been temporarily barred from processing Italian users’ data by the Italian Data Protection Authority until the company respects privacy.
OpenAI has turned down ChatGPT for users in Italy at the request of the authorities. The business claims that will soon be restored and that its activities are compliant with European privacy legislation.
Over student plagiarism concerns, some schools and universities have blocked ChatGPT from their local networks, but Italy’s action marks the first national-scale restriction of a mainstream AI platform by Alp Toker, the director of NetBlocks, a watchdog organization that tracks global internet access, claims that democracy.
The restriction applies to the popular writing assistant ChatGPT on the web, but not to software programs from businesses that already hold licenses from OpenAI to utilize the same technology, such as Microsoft’s Bing search engine.