Worldcoin, the new project led by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, has come under scrutiny from the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision in Germany due to concerns about its large-scale processing of sensitive biometric data. The project, which launched recently, requires users to provide iris scans for a digital ID and potentially free cryptocurrency. The primary concern raised by Michael Will, the president of the regulator, is whether users have given explicit consent for their biometric data to be processed based on “sufficient and clear” information. Although Worldcoin asserts that it complies with EU laws, privacy advocates and supervisory authorities across Europe are voicing worries and interest in its wide-scale data collection and storage practices.