COVID Immunity Badges
Could digital badges be used to prove COVID immunity? This is the question posed by Karyl Fowler in her blog post looking at the opportunities provided by verifiable digital credentials to help 'flatten the curve'. She digs into the need to balance data privacy with the benefits of virtual solutions...
"Today, issuing paper credentials to represent a person’s antibody test results is insufficient. Not only can COVID19 live on paper surfaces for up to 5 days, but this credential issuance method is far too slow at scale. And simply brute-forcing our way into people’s biology and health data through increased government surveillance [a la Patriot Act-style] would not sustain our democracy. Both our individual identities and our national identity are at stake. This problem requires something better — a digital, opt-in solution: verifiable credentials."
Read more from Karyl in her blog post