At the end of March, the Italian data protection regulator questioned the privacy of ChatGPT, temporarily limiting the processing of Italian user data by OpenAI. From that moment on, it was clear that Italy would not be the last to raise its hand in this regard. Now it is Spain, through the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD), which has requested the European institution, the European Data Protection Board, to review whether there are privacy problems in the OpenAI tool.
The reason given by Italy, to which Spain joins, is that it is questioned whether it complies with European data protection regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, and that it is mandatory for all data of European citizens.
Specifically, the AEPD has requested that the matter of privacy and ChatGPT be discuss at the next plenary session of the European Committee for Data Protectionas reported Reuters, to precisely review its application with respect to the GDPR. The petition includes the possible launch of joint actions at the European level.
And it is not the only one. This same request has been made by the French equivalent body, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, which has explained that it is also investigating various complaints received about the artificial intelligence tool.
The reasons why the Italian Data Protection has blocked ChatGPT