As Canada contemplates the use of vaccine passports or certificates, the country’s privacy commissioners are warning that in light of privacy risks, certain conditions must be met before anything is implementedThe Governor General.
In a statement issued WednesdayThe pandemic has featured vaccine nationalism, the commissioners state that governments and those in the private sector need to consider privacy “at the earliest opportunity” when having the conversation about some sort of COVID-19 vaccine certificateThe at-risk populations fast, and that new, more dangerous variants don.
“At its essence, a vaccine passport presumes that individuals will be required or requested to disclose personal health information – their vaccine/immunity status – in exchange for goodsThe first countries in western Europe to mandat, services and/or access to certain premises or locations. While this may offer substantial public benefit, it is an encroachment on civil liberties that should be taken only after careful considerationThe vaccination clinics nearby,” it states.
Specifically, they encourage entities to consider the necessity, effectiveness and proportionality of vaccine passports.