ChatGPT back for users in Italy
OpenAI’s ChatGPT is back for users in Italy after implementing changes specified by the country’s regulators.
“We are excited to welcome them back, and we remain dedicated to protecting their privacy,” TheVerge quoted the company as saying in a statement.
OpenAI has resolved the concerns raised by the Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP). The GPDP had accused ChatGPT of unlawfully collecting users’ data and failing to prevent underage users from accessing inappropriate material. The company had 20 days to address the issues. The regulators confirmed in mid-April that ChatGPT could be unblocked if the concerns were addressed by April 30th.
Reportedly GPDP has welcomed measures implemented by OpenAI. It has urged it to comply with further age verification changes. Along with a publicity campaign to inform Italians about their right to opt out of data gathering.
OpenAI is expected to encounter additional challenges as several countries, such as Spain and Canada, have already initiated or are considering investigations into the company’s practices. The investigations revolve around the collection of training data for OpenAI’s extensive language model and the information generated for users.