ChatGPT Banned In Italy Over Privacy Concerns

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Italy’s National Authority for Personal Data Protection has placed an immediate ban on OpenAI’s ChatGPT  stemming from “a data breach on March 20” that compromised users’ personal data.  Italy’s data regulator states OpenAI lacks a “legal basis justifying the collection and mass storage of personal data with the aim of ‘training’ the algorithms that run the platform.”  In addition, the “absence of any filter to verify the age of users exposes minors to responses absolutely not in accordance with their level of development.”  OpenAI has 20 days to address the concerns or face a fine of up to 4% of its annual worldwide income. Over a thousand tech experts, including Elon Musk, recently warned that AI systems pose “profound risks to society and humanity” and called for a six-month halt on development.