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