Start-ups race to develop Covid-19 immunity passports

25 May, 2020

European tech groups aim to deploy digital ID systems to certify those deemed safe to return to normal life

As the search for a vaccine for coronavirus continues, start-ups are racing to build digital ID systems to assign health statuses to individuals and identify those safe to reintegrate into normal life.
So-called immunity passports work by linking a person’s identity to their coronavirus test results. Those deemed immune or clear of the virus can prove their status to authorities and employers by showing a code typically generated by an app. This is linked to some form of biometric identification such as a photograph or fingerprint.