May 23, 2024
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Worldcoin Foundation Boosts Biometric Data Security

The Worldcoin Foundation, spearheading the innovative Worldcoin iris biometric cryptocurrency project, has taken a significant step towards bolstering biometric data security. On May 15, the Foundation announced the open-sourcing of its secure multi-party computation (SMPC) system. This marks a pivotal moment in data protection amidst escalating concerns over breaches.     

Revolutionizing Data Encryption

The newly unveiled SMPC system, responsible for encrypting iris codes into secret shares held by multiple parties, offers a robust solution.

Remco Bloemen, Head of Protocol at Worldcoin Foundation, emphasized the pivotal role of this development in enhancing biometric data security.

“With the development and open sourcing of a new secure multi-party computation (SMPC) system, Worldcoin Foundation aims to continue to increase the robustness of the Worldcoin protocol while also setting a new standard for security.”

Statement from Remco Bloemen

Worldcoin Addresses Regulatory Concerns

Jannick Preiwisch, Worldcoin Foundation’s data protection officer, highlighted the commitment to compliance with global data protection regulations.

The new system aligns with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Above all, it reflects the Foundation’s dedication to user privacy and control.

Furthermore, Preiwisch emphasized the significance of providing users with choices regarding their data. This includes personal custody and the ability to un-verify their World IDs.

Toward Greater Compliance and User Empowerment

Worldcoin’s recent initiatives underscore its proactive approach towards regulatory compliance and user empowerment.

Following regulatory scrutiny, the Foundation implemented measures such as open-sourcing its iris-scanning Orb software and introducing a “personal custody” privacy feature. These actions signify a shift towards greater transparency, trust, and user-centricity in the biometric data landscape.

While the global biometric system market surges and data breaches escalate, the Worldcoin Foundation’s commitment to data security and user empowerment sets a benchmark for the industry. This promises a safer and more transparent digital future.

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