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OpenAI's Hunger for Data is Coming Back to Bite It

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If OpenAI cannot convince the authorities its data use practices are legal, it could be banned in specific countries, or even the entire European Union.

Credit: Stephanie Arnett/MIT Technology Review

OpenAI has just over a week to comply with European data protection laws following a temporary ban in Italy and a slew of investigations in other EU countries. If it fails, it could face hefty fines, be forced to delete data, or even be banned. 

But experts have told MIT Technology Review that it will be next to impossible for OpenAI to comply with the rules. That's because of the way data used to train its AI models has been collected: by hoovering up content off the Internet.

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