Europe creates a working group on ChatGPT

All institutions want to regulate ChatGPT. Behind the provisional limitation of the Guarantor for the Protection of Personal Data (GPDP) of Italy to block “with immediate effect” the use of ChatGPT on March 30, now, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has decided to create a working group on ChatGPT.

“EDPB members discussed the recent enforcement action taken by the Italian data protection authority against OpenAI over the ChatGPT service”has stipulated the European body through a release. Consequently, the European Data Protection Board has decided to launch “a specific working group” with the purpose of “encourage cooperation and exchange information on possible enforcement measures taken by data protection authorities”.

A person belonging to this regulatory body has declared to the news agency Reuters that “Member States intend to align their political positions with regard to artificial intelligence”but what “it will take time”. The European Union (EU)according to this source, “does not seek to punish or regulate the activity of OpenAI”, but “establish general policies that are transparent”.

The AEPD opens an investigation into OpenAI

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has taken advantage of this situation to open an investigation into Open AI, company that owns ChatGPT. The AEPD considers that the American company may have committed a possible breach of the regulations. In a releasethe AEPD recalls that it advocates the development and implementation of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence from “full respect” to current legislation. «Only from this starting point can a technological development compatible with the rights and freedoms of people be carried out»points out the AEPD in its note.

In addition to Spain and Italy, in Europe, other countries such as France, Germany and Ireland They have also decided to study the situation of ChatGPT. By your side, USA it also prepares legislation for these new applications. Similarly, the Internet regulatory authority in China has proposed strict controls on the type of content that can be generated by platforms like ChatGPT.

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