The U.K.'s data watchdog, the Information Commissions Office (ICO), will examine Worldcoin, a project by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.
"We note the launch of WorldCoin in the U.K. and will be making further enquiries," a spokesperson for the Information Commissioner's Office told CoinDesk. Organizations "need to have a clear lawful basis to process personal data. Where they are relying on consent, this needs to be freely given and capable of being withdrawn without detriment."
The Worldcoin Foundation adheres to strict privacy guidelines and "are continuing to assess local laws and regulations to ensure compliance," a company spokesperson said. "With regard to GDPR, Worldcoin is fully compliant with all laws and regulations governing biometric data collection and data transfer, including Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation."
UPDATE (July 26 09:51 UTC): Adds Worldcoin Foundation comments.
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