Nomidio provides evidence to Science & Technology Committee on Immunity Passports
The UK’s response to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the measures put in place to guard against a new wave of the virus have raised many questions around the impact of such measures on our lives and how they will affect our privacy.
Today, privacy concerns are no better demonstrated than in the debate around the use of Immunity Passports, documents that in theory could prove an individual has had and recovered from Covid-19 and could therefore travel and work freely.
One of the most crucial aspects of any new measure is getting the balance right between protection and privacy. At Nomidio, we are deeply concerned about initial proposals for Immunity Passports and that privacy is being overlooked due to the speed at which the Passports are being developed.
That’s why we have offered evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, setting out our recommended approach that we believe would safeguard the privacy of individuals with an Immunity Passport.
The purpose of the Science and Technology Committee is to ensure that Government policies and decision-making are based on solid evidence and advice. In our submission we detail why we believe that privacy needs to be put first with something as data sensitive as an Immunity Passport. A cloud-based, trusted guardian can provide the checks and balances necessary to preserve privacy while supporting the re-opening of travel.