The artificial intelligence program ChatGPT, blocked a month ago in Italy for violating personal data legislation, is again authorized in the peninsula, OpenAI, the company that owns ChatGPT, said on Friday.< /p>
“ChatGPT is available again for our users in Italy. We are delighted to welcome them back and remain committed to the protection of their personal data,” said an OpenAI spokesperson.
The Italian Personal Data Protection Authority had blocked end mars ChatGPT, which she accused of not respecting European regulations and of not having a system to verify the age of minor users.
The Authority also criticized ChatGPT for “the absence of an information note for users whose data is collected by OpenAI (…) with the aim of “training” the algorithms that make the platform work”.
Furthermore, while the program is intended for people over the age of thirteen, “the Authority emphasizes that the absence of any filter to verify the age of users exposes minors to answers that are absolutely inconsistent with their level of development”.
OpenAI now publishes information on its site about how it “collects” and “uses training-related data” and provides “greater visibility” on the ChatGPT and OpenAI homepage of the policy regarding personal data.
The company also claims to have implemented a tool “allowing users to verify the age of users in Italy” once they connect.
The Authority Italian company acknowledged on Friday “the steps forward taken to combine technological progress with respect for the rights of individuals”.
ChatGPT appeared in November and was quickly taken by storm by users impressed by his ability to answer difficult questions clearly, to write sonnets or computer code.
Funded in particular by the computer giant Microsoft, which has added it to several of its services, it is sometimes presented as a potential competitor to the Google search engine.
On April 13, Spain announced the opening of an investigation into ChatGPT, the day the European Union launched a working group to promote European cooperation on the subject.