Police raid Worldcoin’s warehouse in Nairobi

Authorities accused the company of failing to disclose its intentions during its registration process.

Police raid Worldcoin’s warehouse in Nairobi

The Kenyan Worldcoin saga took a new twist on Saturday, August 5, when police raided the company's warehouse in Nairobi and seized several pieces of equipment and documents.

The details  

  • Kenya’s Data Commissioner, Immaculate Kassait, justified the move by saying that Worldcoin and its parent company, Tools for Humanity failed to disclose their true intentions, Kahawatungu reports.
  • This comes merely days after the Office of the Data Commissioner (ODPC) released a statement that Worldcoin failed to provide sufficient information on the usage of the data it collects.
  • In addition, the ODPC accused Worldcoin of obtaining data from its users for money and upheld the suspension of Worldcoin's activities by the Kenyan government.
  • The gadgets and equipment believed to store the data gathered by Worldcoin were seized from the warehouse and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). It is unknown if anyone was arrested at the time.

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