NHS lays groundwork for potential "immunity passport"


NHS Digital has added facial recognition to its app, which allows people to order prescriptions, book appointments, and find health care data, in hopes it will also be usable as an "immunity passport" once at-home testing becomes available. The NHS facial recognition system was built by iProov, and is available in England for both Android and iOS devices; users enroll by submitting a photo of themselves from an official document such as a passport or driving licence and then using the phone to scan their faces. This app is separate from the planned NHSx contact tracing app. 

Writer: Jane Wakefield
Publication: BBC

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