According to Agence France Presse, state regulators in Germany have started an investigation into ChatGPT’s compliance with the GDPR law. For the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Marit Hansen, a commissioner, “We wanted to know if a data protection impact assessment had been carried out and if the data protection risks were under control.”
France and Spain are investigating the compliance rates of AI tools elsewhere. The laws governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are implemented in EU member states. These regulations are designed to guarantee users’ rights to view, modify and delete their personal data, sometimes known as the “right to be forgotten.”
Due to the fact that ChatGPT collects and displays data from various sources, user privacy may be compromised if personal information is accidentally collected or disclosed by the system. Such incidents have indeed happened many times, with OpenAI even going so far as to shut down ChatGPT in March during one privacy incident.
The announcement comes as cryptocurrency businesses are starting to use chatbots and AI tools. Visa announced today that it is hiring a software engineer to work with AI and blockchain, while Binance has introduced a chatbot for user education called “Sensei.”