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Written Evidence Submitted by ID2020 to House of Commons

– ID2020

  • Report
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • Via Ethan Veneklasen (ID2020)
  • 26 June 2020

A report submitted to the UK government, focusing on digital health certificates that would prove someone had tested negative for COVID-19

In this paper, ID2020 states that technological solutions to the pandemic must protect individuals’ privacy and civil liberties, while minimizing the risk of exacerbating existing social and economic inequalities.

“We must reject the temptation to treat technology as a panacea. Privacy and data security protections must be built into the technical architecture of any digital health certificate system.”

This written evidence looks at the potential problems of digital certificates, including exclusion, fraud, and scale, and presents possible solutions for how these may be overcome.

We believe it is possible to rapidly repurpose and deploy systems that give individuals the ability to manage their own data, at a sufficient scale to support a return to public life, while mitigating the ongoing risk of infection

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