Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Video

Will Other Countries Follow Italy's Ban of ChatGPT?

Attorney Jonathan Armstrong on Recent Ban, Legal Implications and ChatGPT Policies
Jonathan Armstrong, partner, Cordery Compliance

Italy's suspension of ChatGPT is part of a "wider campaign in Italy" to regulate the use of AI applications, said attorney Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery Compliance, who added that transparency, usage and the protection of intellectual property are major concerns with the new generative AI tool.

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"We can all use ChatGPT for sort of amusing purposes and for our own domestic purposes, but I think when you step into the business domain, you get more vulnerabilities as a result," Armstrong said.

While Italy's Data Protection Authority could reinstate ChatGPT as soon as April 30, organizations should create an AI application policy that includes data protection training and due diligence on any AI application, he said. Policies should start with reading the terms and conditions and understanding liability and data security issues. "Who owns the content when you import it into the application?" he said. "Who owns the bot and where is the data going?"

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Armstrong discusses:

  • Why the Italian Data Protection Authority has ordered ChatGPT to stop processing data on Italian users;
  • Legal issues surrounding the wider adoption of ChatGPT and similar AI tools;
  • What organizations need to consider when developing policies for the use of ChatGPT.

Armstrong, an expert on data protection and data security law at the Cordery law firm in London, advises multinational companies on risk, compliance and technology.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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