- The Italian data protection authority (IDA) has found OpenAI in breach of data protection and privacy laws.
- OpenAI’s AI chatbot ChatGPT does not adhere to provisions in the European Union GDPR.
- The IDA launched an investigation into AI data scraping and has invited OpenAI to respond to the allegations within 30 days.
The Italian data protection authority (IDA) has announced that OpenAI is in violation of data protection and privacy laws. The IDA conducted a “fact-finding activity” and discovered that OpenAI’s AI chatbot, ChatGPT, does not comply with the provisions outlined in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The IDA initiated an investigation into online AI data scraping in November 2023, leading to the current findings against OpenAI. The company has been given the opportunity to dispute the allegations by submitting counterclaims within 30 days of receiving the notice.
This breach of data protection and privacy laws by OpenAI is a serious matter that could have significant consequences for the company. Compliance with data protection regulations is essential, especially in the European Union where the GDPR is strictly enforced. OpenAI will need to address the IDA’s concerns and take corrective measures to ensure compliance and restore trust in its AI chatbot.