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CORONAVIRUS – The global pandemic has not only prompted debates on the state of the health sector. With the arrival of vaccines and health passes, issues around data protection have also emerged. In mid-May, the National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) in an opinion estimated that there was an imbalance, and that the paper version of the health pass did not protect the data as well as the version digital.
In fact, the Tous Anti Covid application allows a simple display of a QR code, which does not specify whether the user has been vaccinated or if he has recently performed a test. Unlike the paper version which clearly differentiates between the two and which even indicates the serum used.
Contacted by our colleagues from BFMTV about this lack of protection, the Health Insurance responded with elements that will delight origami fans. She simply advises folding your paper vaccination certificate so that only certain information appears.
“It is imperative to offer an alternative solution while preserving the confidentiality of medical data. It will thus be possible to present your certified vaccination certificate by folding it so as to show only the identification box (name, first name, date of birth) including the datamatrix (the QR Code, editor’s note) to be scanned, which appears on the left-hand side of the document ”, details the Health Insurance and to the continuous information channel. On its site it also abounds: “If you use the paper version of the certificate, during a control, show the barcode only.
It remains to be seen whether the CNIL will be convinced of this method. The health pass will be required from June 9 for large gatherings of more than 1,000 people.
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