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Italy Bans ChatGPT for GDPR Violations

April 3 2023 – Italy is the first EU country to implement a nationwide ban on ChatGPT, but others may follow suit. Alleging that how Open AI collects and uses private data is a direct violation of GDPR, the EU’s privacy legislation, Italy has told the company that they have 20 days to revise their practices. If they don’t, they’ll be levied a fine of 4% of their global annual revenue, or the equivalent of $21.8 million, whichever is higher. Italy has also voiced concern about childrens’ easy access to the site.