Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, the technology has become widely accepted technology in the world. ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence program that is known for its ability to write answers quickly and handle a wide range of customer queries instantly.
Recently, OpenAI released an updated version of ChatGPT, while two major countries have already banned it on the grounds that it violates safety regulations. And now EU Privacy Watchdog has set up a task force to set AI-powered ChatGPT-related privacy regulations.
On Thursday, the organization that brings together Europe’s various state privacy watchdogs announced that it had established a task group on ChatGPT. This is a potentially significant first step towards a single policy that sets privacy regulations for artificial intelligence.
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has taken this action after Italy took measures to limit ChatGPT on the grounds that it violates safety regulations. Recently, Germany’s commissioner for data protection has also announced that the country may ban ChatGPT.
Following Italy’s lead, Spain also planned to take preventive measures against the use of ChatGPT. Spain’s AEPD agency also announced on Thursday that it will launch an initial investigation into alleged data violations by ChatGPT.
Undoubtedly, ChatGPT has become the fastest-growing consumer application in a very short time. However, the new technology has raised questions about the potential dangers that the program may pose to people’s safety, privacy, and employment opportunities. Concern has been voiced regarding the rapidly expanding use of ChatGPT and other AI technologies by a variety of parties, including industry professionals, the United States government, and numerous other European countries.
Recently, members of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) reviewed the Italian data protection authority’s recent enforcement action against OpenAI over the Chat GPT service. EDPB is an independent agency formed of national data protection watchdogs that monitors compliance with data protection regulations within the European Union.
The European Data Protection Board has launched a dedicated ChatGPT task force to set privacy rules. According to the reports, the goal of the member nations was not to punish or set laws that will have an effect on OpenAI, the owner of ChatGPT, which is funded by Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O), but rather to create broad policies that “are transparent.”