UK data regulator to examine Worldcoin project by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office will investigate Worldcoin, a project by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman that offers free cryptocurrency in exchange for iris scans and digital identification.
The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK has announced that it will be conducting an examination of Worldcoin, a crypto project launched by Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI.
Worldcoin allows users to provide their iris scans in exchange for a digital identification and free cryptocurrency. The project, which already has two million users from its trial phase, plans to expand its eyeball-scanning operations to 20 countries.
The investigation by the data regulator aims to gather more information about the project’s privacy and data protection practices.