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Interview: Advocate Prasanna S discusses the legality of Worldcoin’s operations in India

Is it legal for private entities to collect biometric information in India?

On July 24, A project named ‘Worldcoin’ was launched with a simple idea: get your eyeballs scanned and prove that you’re a human and we’ll give you cryptocurrency for free. This project is a collaboration between the Worldcoin Foundation and the technology company Tools for Humanity (TFH).

Everything you need to know about the Worldcoin project – here.

What stuck out to us at MediaNama was that this project collects biometric data just like the Aadhaar database. It made us wonder if just about anyone can create a biometric database. What is the legality of collecting biometric information in India?

We address these questions in this interview with Prasanna S, a lawyer, and founder trustee at the Article 21 Trust.

Read detailed exploration of this question here.

Watch the full interview here:

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