OpenAI disables ChatGPT for users

Italy: OpenAI disabled ChatGPT for users

Europe News Desk!! Microsoft-owned OpenAI has blocked access to its AI chatbot ChatGPT in Italy. The move was in response to an order from the local data protection authority to stop processing Italian data for the ChatGPT service. “We regret to inform you that we have disabled ChatGPT for users in Italy at the request of the Italian guarantee,” OpenAI said in a letter. In the order, Italian regulator Garante said it is of concern that the ChatGPT maker is violating the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), claiming that OpenAI illegally collected data of Italian citizens. processed from There is no way ChatGPT can continue to process data in violation of privacy laws, the regulator said. The Italian SA has imposed an immediate temporary limit on the processing of Italian users’ data by OpenAI, the US-based company that develops and manages the platform. An investigation into the matter was also initiated.

In addition, the company also asked for a refund to all users in Italy who had purchased the ChatGPT Plus subscription in March. We are issuing refunds to all users in Italy who purchased a ChatGPT Plus subscription in March, OpenAI said. We are temporarily pausing subscription renewals in Italy so that users are not charged while ChatGPT is suspended. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman also confirmed the information on Twitter, saying, “Of course we’ve bowed to the Italian government and we’ve stopped offering ChatGPT in Italy, (although we feel we comply with all privacy laws).” Italy is one of my favorite countries and I’m looking forward to being here again soon! OpenAI acknowledged late last month that a bug could have exposed some users’ payment information when ChatGPT was taken offline. According to OpenAI, the company took ChatGPT offline due to a bug in the open-source library, which allowed some users to view titles from chat histories of other active users.


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