Vaccine passports raise concern over privacy and inequity

Digital Privacy News reports that privacy advocates are concerned over the security and privacy risks “vaccine passports” pose in international travel.

“Critics expressed fears that these digital passes could put sensitive medical and health data in the hands of authorities and law enforcement, endangering the privacy of millions of citizens.

A centralized database containing information on the names, ages, vaccination status, biometric or facial data and more is at high risk of being breached, they argued. 

Other worries included mandates regarding storing and displaying such information on one’s phone without the option of paper variants, unlike traditional passports. “