Googles Bard and other AI chatbots remain under privacy watch in the EU

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  • So the coming months will see more regulatory attention on the AI chatbot — if not (yet) a formal investigation.At the same time the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has a taskforce looking into AI chatbots’ compliance with the pan-EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR).
  • This included not providing the DPC with sight of a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) — a critical compliance document for identifying potential risks to fundamental rights and assess mitigation measures.
  • And, on that front, we understand legal basis is one of the issues the EDPB taskforce is looking at.As well as forcing OpenAI to make a series of immediate changes in response to its concerns, the Italian DPA opened its own investigation of ChatGPT.
  • (It also notes that as the product develops it may ask for consent to process data for specific purposes.
  • The DPC also said Google has agreed to carry out a review and report back to the watchdog in three months’ time (around mid October).
  • (In the event, when ChatGPT resumed service in Italy OpenAI appeared to be relying on LI as the legal basis.)
As we reported earlier, Googles AI chatbot Bard has finally launched in the European Union. We understand it did so after making some changes to boost transparency and user controls but the blocs [+7772 chars]