Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT has been used by millions of users. ChatGPT, OpenAI’s generative AI chatbot, is being geoblocked in Italy.
The model, developed by US start-up OpenAI and supported by Microsoft, raised privacy issues, according to the Italian data protection authorities.
With “immediate effect,” the agency said it will forbid OpenAI and launch an investigation.
OpenAI writes that it “regrets” to advise users that it has restricted access to users in Italy — at the “request” of the data protection regulator, known as the Garante — in a statement that appears online to users with an Italian IP address who try to access ChatGPT.