Worldcoin Expands Iris Scanning Operations in Mexico

As a seasoned crypto investor with a keen interest in emerging projects, I’m both intrigued and cautious about Worldcoin’s expansion into Mexico. The potential benefits of this initiative are significant – providing more people access to verified proof of their humanness through iris scanning is an innovative approach to digital identity solutions. However, my experience has taught me that with great innovation comes great responsibility.

Worldcoin, which belongs to Tools for Humanity, is expanding its iris scanning operations in Mexico. Sharing the news, the project has started more scanning centers in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara according to Criptonoticias base. The increase in volume in Mexico places it as the third base in Worldcoin in Latin America, after the larger bases in Argentina and Chile.

Increased access to World ID’s verified proof of humanness is coming to Mexico.

— Worldcoin (@worldcoin) April 29, 2024

As a data security analyst, I’ve noticed that Mexican legislators like María Eugenia Hernández from the Morena party have raised concerns about the protection of biometric data collected by Worldcoin. Hernandez has requested the National Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (INAI) to conduct an investigation and ensure that the personal information being gathered and the tokens issued are secure enough to be used as alternatives to Bitcoin.

Countries such as Spain and Portugal have temporarily halted Worldcoin operations due to concerns over data privacy issues, particularly regarding the protection of minor’s personal information. In Latin America, regulatory bodies in Argentina and Chile are conducting investigations into the implications of Worldcoin data collection and have imposed fines in some cases.

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2024-05-01 04:36