European governments question Worldcoin (WLD) biometric data collection security

Governments are concerned over Worldcoin's data usage terms and security

European countries have decided to conduct a thorough investigation into Worldcoin's data usage.

Since launching in July thousands of people around the world have voluntarily given their biometric data to the Worldcoin project in exchange for WLD tokens.

In the United Kingdom, the information commissioner’s office is conducting investigations into Worldcoin's data usage with users' information.

German politicians are also looking into Worldcoin due to worries about the platform's use of biometric data. France has also expressed concerns over the handling of biometric data by Worldcoin.

From the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Organisations must conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) before starting any processing that is likely to result in high risk, such as processing special category biometric data. Where they identify high risks that they cannot mitigate, they must consult the ICO.

According to Worldcoin, all biometric data is kept on a decentralized blockchain and secured with zero-knowledge technology so that individuals can verify themselves without having their data exposed to outsiders.

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Written by Alex Buckley

Alex is an editor at who focuses on cryptocurrency and web3 gambling.

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