European Scrutiny of ChatGPT Grows as Probes IncreaseConcerns Raised Over ChatGPT's Compliance With GDPR
The French and Spanish data privacy watchdogs have launched separate probes into ChatGPT over potential data privacy violations.
The French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty, or CNIL, confirmed it has opened an additional investigation into ChatGPT after it received five complaints about the application, the agency said in a statement given to Information Security Media Group.
The CNIL investigation will look into potential violations by the software, the agency said, adding that it "may be a few weeks or several months" before it concludes its probe.
European scrutiny of the chatbot has spiked since the Italian data protection agency announced a temporary ban on ChatGPT in March after a probe by the watchdog found the company had engaged in massive illegal collection of personal data (see: Italian Privacy Watchdog Imposes ChatGPT Ban).
French member of Parliament Éric Bothorel lodged a formal
French Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications Jean-Noël Barrot
The Spanish Agency for Data Protection
OpenAI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In a
ChatGPT could be operational by the end of this month if the company fully adheres to the recommendations made by the Italian privacy watchdog, which include making users undergo an age verification check when they sign up for the software and giving them the ability to opt out of data processing.