OpenAI has announced that the chatbot ChatGPT has become available to Italian users again.
Earlier, the Italian authorities decided to establish a ban on the use of this chatbot based on artificial intelligence in the country, explaining the restrictive measure in an effort to comply with privacy standards. OpenAI reports that the ban was lifted as a result of the fact that the company complied with the requirements of the national data protection authority.
The fact that the chatbot is again available to Italian users became known after the publication of a statement of the relevant content of the San Francisco-based firm last Friday, April 28. The company also announced its commitment to the principle of privacy protection.
Italy in March became the first Western country to ban ChatGPT-4. The Data Protection Authority has announced an investigation into a potential violation by the chatbot of the rules for the protection of personal information, privacy standards, and the practice of age restrictions. The Italian authorities have stated that there is no legal basis for collecting data for the purpose of training a chatbot.
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