(ETH) – A digital Covid vaccination passport is being developed by a group of health and technology companies such as Microsoft and Oracle who reportedly are helping develop the passport as they anticipate that governments, airlines and other firms will soon start requiring people to provide proof that they have been inoculated.
According to the report from CNBC, The coalition known as the Vaccination Credential Initiative includes Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle, as well as U.S. health care non-profit Mayo Clinic.
The report states that this project Hopes to develop the technology that will ultimately enable individuals to obtain an encrypted digital copy of their immunization credentials that can be conveniently stored in a digital wallet of the recipients choice, such as the Apple Wallet or Google Pay.
The report also reveals that this coalition also wants to try to develop new standards for confirming whether an individual has or hasn’t been inoculated against the virus.
Previously, citizens have used vaccination booklets to keep track of their travel vaccines but authorities rarely ask to see them.
“The goal of the Vaccination Credential Initiative is to empower individuals with digital access to their vaccination records,” said Paul Meyer, CEO of non-profit The Commons Project, which is a member of the coalition, in a statement.
He added that the technology should allow people “to safely return to travel, work, school, and life, while protecting their data privacy.”