Kenyan Government Committee Calls for shutdown of Worldcoin in the country

The Kenyan government has called for a shutdown of Worldcoin operations in the country.
Kenyan Government Committee Calls for shutdown of Worldcoin in the country
Kenyan Government Committee Calls for shutdown of Worldcoin in the country

The Kenyan government has demanded that Worldcoin operations be stopped there. The directive, which was issued on October 2, 2023, aims to defend Kenyan residents against potential criminal activities.

A report issued on September 30, 2023 claims that the project disregarded the advice to stop gathering personal information about Kenyan citizens. In a same vein, Kenya had earlier demanded that Worldcoin be shut down because of high sign-up rates on August 3, 2023.

The committee also instructed law enforcement to stop the project’s operations and look into the corporation for any potential criminal activity.

According to the report:

“The Worldcoin online platform, despite a court order and other administrative directives to halt operation, has continued the registration of Kenyans.”

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The government’s worries for its people were further underlined in the report. Although it is challenging to estimate the number of “orbs” in the nation, it was further stated that the iris verification technique used by the user posed a significant risk.

On this point, policymakers in the nation suggested that it is necessary to put in place a transparent and efficient framework for digital assets and providers of virtual assets. Additionally, they recommended that laws be made to thwart cybercrime operations and comply with tax requirements.

In order to distinguish between real users and bots, Worldcoin was developed. The crypto project employed retinal verification technology for this reason, and since July, it has attracted a lot of sign-ups.

Since its debut, the project has sparked a lot of heated debate around the world. Some experts claim that the initiative as a whole violates data protection and privacy.

Despite the fact that some nations have begun looking into the project’s operations, others, including Germany, Argentina, and the United Kingdom, have not voiced any concerns or opened investigations.

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