Italy’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) Friday issued a statement banning further use of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chat platform, within the country. They noted that ChatGPT has no age verification system in place for children users and unlawfully collected users’ personal data.
The DPA found that there is “no legal basis underpinning the massive collection and processing of personal data in order to ‘train’ the algorithms on which the platform relies.” The DPA also found that ChatGPT’s complete lack of any age verification mechanism exposes children to potential inappropriate responses, despite ChatGPT’s own terms of service claiming that it is designed for users aged 13 and above.
The DPA is an independent body which seeks to protect “fundamental rights and freedoms in connection with the processing of personal data, and to ensure respect for individuals’ dignity.” The DPA’s review of ChatGPT follows an alleged data breach of ChatGPT user data on

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