28th October 2020
Say NO to Digital Immunity Passports
MY POSITION IS CLEAR: NO. UNAMBIGIOUSLY NO.
Digital Immunity Passports. How do you feel about them? Charles Radclyffe (Tedx speaker and Forbes contributor) goes into detail about the data/technology ethics and governance aspects you should consider.
My questions and timestamps below:
1. What do governments/policy makers need to consider as these digital systems are being proposed to them? (01:26)
2. Who will own and control the data on a globally interoperable platform such as Commonpass? (06:07)
3. What about on a blockchain digital ID platform such as ID2020? Is it subject to data sovereignty? (08:58)
4. Are there loopholes which would allow for private data to be abused, used or sold? What could go wrong? (13:57)
5. Does control over global private medical data mean power? Who gains power once these systems are implemented? (17:30)
6. Is there a global framework or governance that prevents systems from being implemented which are not in the best interests of the public and are politically or commercially motivated? (21:38)
7. The websites of these organisations – ID2020, Commonpass mention “social opportunity, inclusion, empowerment”. Does that tell us something about their politics or are they just flaunting social justice copy to “do their ESG thing”? (27:01)