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January 30, 2024

ChatGPT: Italy says OpenAI’s chatbot breaches data protection rules 

  • The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has ruled that ChatGPT, a large language model chatbot created by OpenAI, violates data privacy.
  • The DPA is concerned about two main issues: the collection of users’ data and the potential exposure of younger users to inappropriate content generated by the chatbot.
  • An OpenAI spokesperson said it would continue talks with the regulator.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Apple says UK could ‘secretly veto’ global privacy tools 

  • Apple is against a new UK law that would give the government more control over tech companies.
  • Apple fears the law could be used to undermine users’ privacy and security.
  • Civil liberties groups also share Apple’s concerns, fearing this would be “effectively transforming private companies into arms of the surveillance state and eroding the security of devices and the internet.”
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

New tests show schools will always find a way to make academic selection work 

  • The transfer test remains popular in Northern Ireland, with Lagan College being the most oversubscribed post-primary school.
  • The number of tests has been reduced, which is a move welcomed by all, including those opposed to academic selection.
  • The Independent Review of Education called for smoother school transitions, less academic divide, and a greater parity of esteem for all types of schools.
  • For more, please visit the Belfast Telegraph website.