France's privacy watchdog looking into Worldcoin's 'questionable' legality: Reuters

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  • France privacy watchdog CNIL initiated investigations into Worldcoin.

France's privacy watchdog, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, stated that it is aware of Worldcoin and said that its biometric data collection "seems questionable."

"Worldcoin collected data in France, and the CNIL initiated investigations," the CNIL told Reuters in an email.

Worldcoin is a crypto project from ChatGPT founder Sam Altman that scans users' eyeballs for what it calls privacy-preserving digital identities.


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Earlier this week, UK data protection regulator The Information Commissioner's Office said it would inquire into Worldcoin — which claims it complies with all laws and regulations.

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