DPC moves on ChatGPT after software banned by Italian privacy watchdog

Commission says it will coordinate with other European data protection authorities as concerns grow over the amount of data that services like ChatGPT consume from users around the world

ChatGPT can generate text and create images based on data gleaned from the internet, books and articles

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has contacted Italy’s privacy watchdog seeking answers after it ordered a temporary ban of ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, on Friday.

Italy’s data protection authority issued an order telling OpenAI, the company that developed ChatGPT, to suspend processing the data of Italian users, which could effectively mean the company has to block people living in Italy from accessing its software.

The Rome-based agency said OpenAI had “no legal basis” ...