ChatGPT is temporarily banned in Italy amid an investigation into data collection

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A computer screen shows the OpenAI website Friday in Manta, Italy. Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

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ChatGPT has been temporarily blocked in Italy amid concerns that the artificial intelligence tool violated the country’s policies on data collection.

The AI technology, widely known for its chatbot feature, has become a global phenomenon for its wide range of capabilities, from crafting realistic art to passing academic tests to figuring out someone’s taxes.

On Friday, the Italian data protection agency announced that

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