OpenAI has announced that ChatGPT, its chatbot service, is now available to users in Italy. According to a statement from the company, it has made the necessary changes to comply with the requirements of Italian regulators. OpenAI reassured its users in Italy that their privacy is a top priority and looks forward to serving them again.
OpenAI has responded to the concerns raised by the Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP) in March. The GPDP accused ChatGPT of violating data protection laws and failing to prevent minors from accessing inappropriate content.
As a result, OpenAI stopped ChatGPT’s operations in Italy. The company has now addressed the issues raised by the GPDP and clarified its position.
OpenAI has made several changes to its ChatGPT service in Italy to comply with European data protection regulations. One of the changes is the inclusion of a new form that EU users can use to request the removal of their personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
One of the changes made by OpenAI is the addition of a new form that EU users can use to request the removal of their personal data under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The company has also introduced a tool to verify the age of users during signup in Italy.
In addition, it has published an article in its help center that outlines how personal data is collected and provides contact information for its GDPR-mandated data protection officer.
The Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP) has welcomed the changes implemented by OpenAI. However, it has urged OpenAI to comply with further age verification changes and to launch a publicity campaign to inform Italians of their right to opt out of data collection. At the time of writing, the GPDP has not commented on the changes made by OpenAI.
While the changes made by OpenAI to ChatGPT in Italy may not significantly impact its operations, the company is likely to face more challenges in the future.
Spain, Canada, and other countries have already begun or are considering investigations into OpenAI’s practices, including how it collects training data and what information its language model produces.
Additionally, the proposed AI Act by European lawmakers could require OpenAI and other companies to make significant new information disclosures.