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German State Regulators Begin Privacy Inquiry Into ChatGPT

According to Agence France Presse, state regulators in Germany have started an investigation into ChatGPT’s adherence to GDPR legislation. For the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Marit Hansen, a commissioner, “We want to know if a data protection impact assessment has been carried out and if the data protection risks are under control.”

By June 11, regional regulators anticipate a response from OpenGPT, ChatGPT’s development business. It’s uncertain if additional regions will back the investigation. Additionally, other EU nations have acted. In late March, ChatGPT was prohibited in Italy because of privacy concerns. If OpenAI complies with its demands, such as the provision of age verification and revisions to the platform’s privacy policy, Itality said it would withdraw the restriction.

France and Spain are investigating the AI tool’s compliance level elsewhere. Laws governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are implemented in EU member nations. These regulations are designed to guarantee users’ rights to view, modify, and delete their personal data, sometimes known as “the right to be forgotten.”

Due to the fact that ChatGPT collects and presents data from a variety of sources, user privacy may suffer if private information is unintentionally collected or disclosed by the system. Such occurrences have indeed already happened numerous times, with OpenAI even going so far as to shut down ChatGPT in March during one privacy incident.

The announcement comes as cryptocurrency businesses start using chatbots and AI tools. Visa announced today that it is recruiting a software engineer to work with AI and blockchain, while Binance has introduced a chatbot for user education called “Sensei.”

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