Italy's data protection authorities have banned and launched an investigation into ChatGPT, citing privacy concerns.
OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, is accused of not having a proper legal basis for collecting personal information and failing to check user ages.
Italy's data protection authorities: The agency responsible for overseeing privacy and data protection issues in Italy
Legal basis: The justification for processing personal information under data protection laws
Age verification: The process of confirming a user's age to ensure compliance with age restrictions or requirements
European consumer organization BEUC: A consumer advocacy group that called for an investigation into ChatGPT and similar chatbots in the EU