Spain Orders Worldcoin to Stop Collecting Data

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The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) issued a temporary order on March 6 to stop Worldcoin from collecting and processing data in Spain.

This order, which will be in effect for three months, was given after complaints were made that users in Spain were unable to withdraw their consent and that Worldcoin had collected data from minors.

Worldcoin, a product/service created by Tools for Humanity, a company founded by Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, aims to create a globally inclusive identity and financial network, with the goal of providing a path towards AI-funded universal basic income.

According to the AEPD, their order is based on complaints that Worldcoin has not provided sufficient information to users and has collected data from minors without proper consent.

The agency has demanded the immediate cessation of collecting and processing any type of sensitive personal data, as well as blocking any data that has already been collected.

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