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German inquiry launched into ChatGPT’s GDPR compliance

By Charlotte Hill

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German inquiry is launched into ChatGPT’s GDPR compliance

Following other EU member states like Italy, German regulators are now also questioning ChatGPT’s legality, as they have launched an inquiry into its compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, the regulators “want to know if a data protection impact assessment has been carried out and if the data protection risks are under control.”. The main concern of the German regulators regards the data used to train ChatGPT, as users are not given the possibility to opt out of having their data included. German regulators have expressed that they expect OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, to respond to the inquiry by June 11th at the latest.


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