In The UK: Virus Passports For Football?

By on May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

A system that integrates coronavirus testing with a “digital health passport” is said to have been developed by a company in the UK.  Noting the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the economy, and specifically on sports events, a post from Squire Patton Boggs attorneys maintains this app “is an innovative way to allow stadiums to be unlocked to fans, whilst maintaining the fight against COVID-19.” The writers say this kind of app could also have wider application, e.g to shopping malls, transportation, and long-term care facilities. However, they add that it does raise a number of data privacy issues that will need to be carefully considered before it goes on the market.

 

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