There Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) forced the company world piece to interrupt, as a preventive measure, its activity in Spain and he has prohibited from further scanning the iris thousands of people and collect personal data in this way.

This was announced this Wednesday by the AEPD, which received several complaints against this company denouncing, among other things, “insufficient information, the collection of data on minors or the fact that the withdrawal of consent is not not authorized”.

The company began scanning the volunteer irises in exchange for economic compensation – cryptocurrencies – and argued that the whole the information collected is anonymous and users remain in control of their data at all times.

The AEPD, which confirmed on February 20 that investigated four complaints regarding this activitydecided, as a precautionary measure, to prohibit the company from continuing this practice, the director of the organization, Mar España, reported this Wednesday during a press conference in Madrid.

Tools for Humanity Corporation has its European establishment in Germany. This action by the Agency is carried out within the framework of the procedure established in Article 66.1 of the GDPR which provides that, in exceptional circumstances, when an interested supervisory authority – in this case the AEPD – considers it urgent to ‘intervene to protect the rights and freedoms of people, may adopt provisional measures having legal effects on its territory and with a period of validity which It can’t last more than three months.

The Agency considers that the adoption of urgent measures to temporarily prohibit activities “is justified to avoid potentially irreparable harm and that failure to take them would deprive individuals of the protection to which they are entitled under the GDPR”.

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