Italy bans the use of ChatGPT for its “handling of personal data”.

Italy bans the use of ChatGPT for its “handling of personal data”.

Italy will ban the use of the chatbot artificial intelligence (AI) ChatGPT.

GPDPthe Italian privacy regulator published a statement in which it said that ChatGPT collects personal data illegally.

The measures of GPDP come after news broke this month that personal and banking information about users of the popular chatbot was leaked.

ChatGPT the best-known artificial intelligence software is capable of simulating human conversations and processing data, reportedly suffered a data breach on March 20 last year in connection with user conversations and payment information of subscribers to its service,” the statement said.

GPDP also claims that. OpenAIdevelopers of ChatGPThave not established measures to stop the use of the chatbot by minors, which “exposes them to inappropriate responses relative to their level of development and self-awareness.”

OpenAI, which currently has no offices in the European Union, has up to 20 days to implement the changes that the guarantor of private data in Italy proposes. If it fails to modify the platform under these recommendations, it will be forced to pay up to €20 million or a figure equivalent to 4% of its annual global turnover.

Italy against artificial intelligence?

February, Italy also banned the chatbot in February for misuse of users’ personal data. is a “virtual friend” that at one point even simulated erotic relationships with users. GPDP indicated that the chatbot put minors and people with emotional problems at risk.

The risks of ChatGPT

In recent days, various entities have spoken out about the complications we could face with the inclusion of GPT without proper oversight. Regarding security issues, Europol has shared in a report its concerns about the future of phishing when generative AI is massively used by cybercriminals.

On the other hand, the financial entity Goldman Sachs has pronounced itself on the impact of GPT and other similar AI on the current workforce, warning that 18% of jobs globally will have an automated aspect and that 300 million jobs will be lost under this new trend.

Recently, Elon Musk and other personalities in the tech world have shown their enormous concern about the uncontrolled development of Artificial Intelligence, requesting a half-year lapse to stop the training of algorithms and establish a supervised routine for their technological leaps.


Daniel Chapman