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According to OpenAI, it has successfully resolved or explained the concerns that were brought up by the Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP) in late March. The GPDP had accused ChatGPT of collecting users' data unlawfully and failing to prevent minors from accessing inappropriate content. As a result, OpenAI had temporarily suspended ChatGPT in Italy. The GPDP had given OpenAI a period of 20 days to address the issues, and by mid-April, they confirmed that ChatGPT could be reinstated if the concerns were addressed by April 30th.
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OpenAI has implemented several modifications to comply with the requirements of Italian regulators. Among the changes, the company has introduced a new form that European Union (EU) users can use to request the removal of their personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Additionally, OpenAI has developed a new tool that will verify the age of users during the signup process in Italy. The company has also published a help center article detailing how it and ChatGPT collect personal data, along with information on how users can contact its data protection officer, as mandated by GDPR. The Verge was directed to this new form for EU users.