China News Network, April 4 Comprehensive report, recently, the chatbot ChatGPT launched by the US artificial intelligence company OpenAI has not only triggered a wave of science and technology, but also attracted the attention of regulatory authorities in many countries on data security issues. In Europe, Italy took the lead in rolling off ChatGPT, Spain and France have launched investigations into it, and the EU is also ready to coordinate the regulatory actions of member states.

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Reuters pointed out that the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) announced on the 13th that it is forming a working group to promote cooperation and exchange information on possible enforcement actions by data protection authorities. AFP said that members of the European Data Protection Board decided to take the above action after observing Italy's practices.

The Italian Personal Data Protection Agency announced on March 3 that it has temporarily banned the use of artificial intelligence software ChatGPT, restricted its development company OpenAI from processing Italian user information, and opened an investigation.

The country's authorities also said that if OpenAI wants to relaunch ChatGPT in Italy, it needs to meet the requirements of Italian regulators by the end of April, including disclosing the data processing logic of ChatGPT, screening the age of users, and clarifying the rights of data subjects.

In addition, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) also said on the 13th local time that it will launch a preliminary investigation into the potential data leakage of ChatGPT.

French regulator CNIL also announced the launch of formal proceedings to investigate ChatGPT after receiving five complaints about ChatGPT.

The German data protection commissioner also said that it will most likely follow Italy's example. However, according to Russia Today, Germany has not yet taken relevant action.

Launched in November 2022 by AI lab OpenAI, ChatGPT, the chatbot reached 11 million active users in just two months, making it the fastest-growing consumer app in history.

But Reuters said ChatGPT raised questions about its potential security, privacy and job threats. But OpenAI told AFP that ChatGPT is committed to protecting people's privacy and believes it is fully compliant with EU law.

The U.S. government has also expressed concern about the rapid growth of ChatGPT and similar AI products. According to the Wall Street Journal, due to growing concerns that AI technologies such as ChatGPT could be used to discriminate or spread harmful information, the Biden administration has begun to study whether such tools need to be restricted.

According to Russia Today, Jonathan Turley, a professor of constitutional law at George Washington University in the United States, revealed that ChatGPT produced an article accusing him of sexually harassing students during a trip to Alaska. But Jonathan Turley has never been to Alaska.