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The Controversial Biometric Data Processing of an Ambitious Crypto Asset

BY | June 27, 2024

Worldcoin is a crypto asset that is distributed worldwide free of charge, on the condition that users consent to their irises being scanned in order for the token issuer to…

Worldcoin is a crypto asset that is distributed worldwide free of charge, on the condition that users consent to their irises being scanned in order for the token issuer to ensure proof of personhood. However, such a processing of biometric data has raised concerns in the European Union. The article explains the reasons behind the Spanish and the Italian Data Protection Authorities taking issue at Worldcoin.

By Massimo Donna[1]

 

Over the past few months, the Italian Data Protection Author

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