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Updated: Apr 3, 2021

Christopher John Burke is an Australian Entrepreneur and Inventor. The Global Health Pandemic has created a new and significant technological response, not only for health and vaccinations, but also for determinations via certificates that indicate the health of people. Mr Burke believes a global health certification system is inevitable and has created patents that ensure Travelers, Corporations, Business people, Military and Governments are able to operate with confidence by displaying a certificate of health alongside or with their ID.

Health passes shake up digital identity landscape as Walmart choses Clear biometrics

Mar 19, 2021 | Chris Burt

CATEGORIES Biometrics News | Civil / National ID | Mobile Biometrics

Digital credentials being advanced for proof of COVID-19 testing or vaccination are continuing to spark concern, but also moving rapidly towards adoption, with governments and businesses staking positions and partnering up. Clear has been chosen by Walmart to provide biometric data security for digital vaccination records, Amadeus has added a new capability to accommodate the credentials, and the ICAO is now officially recommending testing certificates.

The ‘digital green pass’ system proposed in Europe does not meet the EU’s requirements for protection against data breaches and discrimination, a Pirate Party Member of European Parliament says, and a lack of specificity in the proposal is giving room to concerns about its use of blockchain and potential function creep, according to TechCrunch.

The plan is for the EU to make the pass available to all people within the bloc, and member states to set their requirements and regulate their use. The main condition from the European Commission seems to be that member states must accept passes showing receipt of a vaccine approved in the region.

The system is planned for roll-out before the summer, with few technical details included in an EC document on the plan, aside from the use of QR codes and W3C standards for decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials. The pass is to include a “unique identifier,” but no explicit reference is made to biometrics or other methods of binding a person to a digital credential.

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