Sam Altman’s Worldcoin Eye-Scanning Crypto Venture Under Fire From European Watchdogs

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The Worldcoin project (WLD), led by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, has been under investigation by German and French data protection authorities due to concerns surrounding its large-scale handling of sensitive biometric data. Worldcoin, which debuted recently, necessitates users to provide iris scans in exchange for a digital ID and, in some regions, free cryptocurrency. This initiative is part of the project’s ambition to establish a new “identity and financial network”. The Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision initiated the investigation into Worldcoin in late 2022 due to concerns …

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