The Polish Personal Data Protection Office (PUODO) has launched an investigation into OpenAI’s ChatGPT following a complaint alleging potential privacy violations. This move adds to a series of probes by European data protection agencies scrutinizing ChatGPT’s data privacy practices.
PUODO expressed doubts about OpenAI’s approach to European personal data protection, especially in relation to the GDPR’s privacy by design principle. The complainant raised concerns about ChatGPT generating false information and OpenAI’s refusal to rectify it, claiming that the company violated transparency and data access requirements outlined in the GDPR.
This investigation follows similar actions taken by data regulators in France, Italy, and Spain in response to complaints against ChatGPT, highlighting mounting concerns over data privacy practices within the AI sector. The European Union is also nearing finalization of comprehensive AI regulations, banning specific applications deemed harmful to society, such as biometric recognition in public places.
European officials are striving to balance AI innovation with the need for safety and human rights, making this scrutiny against OpenAI a significant aspect of ongoing efforts to ensure responsible AI development.