European national privacy body forms ChatGPT taskforce


The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has formed a ChatGPT taskforce to establish privacy guidelines on the AI platform.

According to Finextra, the announcement by the watchdog comes after ChatGPT was temporarily banned in Italy due to concerns of data breaches and privacy. However, last week it was revealed that ChatGPT could be allowed to return to Italy if OpenAi, its maker, complies with privacy rules underlined by the Italian data protection authority Garante.

After this, Germany’s data protection commissioner released a statement indicating that they could follow suit.

Elsewhere, the Spanish Data Protection Authority said they would also conduct an investigation into the privacy breaches by the AI tool. Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the French regulator recorded five complaints on ChatGPT reporting invasions into personal data, one of which came from an MP.

To date, ChatGPT has amassed over 100 million monthly users globally since it was launched at the end of last year.

The step by the EDPB marks a movement towards strengthening privacy policies when it comes to AI. JP Morgan recently banned the tool for their employees and Klarna plugging it in for shopping recommendations.

The EDPB read, “The EDPB members discussed the recent enforcement action undertaken by the Italian data protection authority against OpenAI about the ChatGPT service. The EDPB decided to launch a dedicated task force to foster cooperation and to exchange information on possible enforcement actions conducted by data protection authorities.”

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