ICO issues statement related to Worldcoin's data processing activities

31/07/2023 | ICO

In a statement, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) reminded organisations of their obligations to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before processing sensitive data, such as biometric information, which could pose a high risk. If they identify risks that cannot be mitigated, they should consult the ICO.

Additionally, the ICO said organisations must have a lawful basis for processing personal data. When relying on consent, it should be freely given and easy to withdraw without any negative consequences.

The ICO noted the launch of WorldCoin and confirmed it would be making further enquiries.

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