- This was stated by the regulator DPC
- Google did not provide supporting documentation
- Including evaluation of privacy measures
- OpenAI had similar problems in Italy
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has banned an AI chatbot called Bard from Google from entering the EU. The regulator said that it had not received any description from the developer, nor the results of an assessment of privacy measures, nor other papers.
Google introduced the Bard AI chatbot back in February of this year. Soon the service was released in the US, UK and several other countries.
The chatbot was supposed to be released this week in the EU. But the regulator intervened. The DPC is the main controller for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“We have been notified that Google plans to launch Bard AI in the EU this week. But at the same time, the company did not provide accompanying documents. cites edition Politico DPC statement.
The commission turned to Google with a request to urgently provide the necessary papers, but never received a response. In this regard, the release of the service was postponed.
EU AI legislation is much stricter than in the US or UK. A striking example is the situation with ChatGPT in Italy. They banned the chatbot, and still because of privacy issues.
In fairness, we note that on May 1, the restrictions were lifted. But this was only done after OpenAI provided all the necessary documentation.
Note that Google has not yet commented on the situation.