On January 29, 2024, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) notified OpenAI of breaches of data protection laws involving its ChatGPT platform.

In March 2022, Garante temporarily banned OpenAI from processing data. Following its investigation, Garante “concluded that the available evidence pointed to the existence of breaches of the provisions contained in the EU GDPR.”

According to Garante’s website, “OpenAI may submit its counterclaims concerning the alleged breaches within 30 days.” The case may have widespread implications for the popular generative AI tool, so we will be watching this one closely.