Experts take dim view of Covid-19 ‘vaccine passport’ for Malaysians

I was asked by The Malay Mail to comment on the privacy aspect of a “vaccination passport”, a document (whether electronic or not) showing that a person had been vaccinated. I said-

According to privacy lawyer Foong Cheng Leong, there could be privacy concerns with such a passport, depending on what data is collected and shared by the governments.

“If it is standard information that is being shared when a person travels from country to country, that should be fine.

“However, a person’s medical information is sensitive personal data and the sharing of such information should be limited,” said Foong.

He suggested that for the purpose of combating Covid-19, the information shared should only be limited to matters related to Covid-19 and not a person’s health information in general

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