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Trajan Shipley
Trajan Shipley
16th June 2021
Consumer, Health & Environment Covid-19 Data, Tech & IP Human Rights

Op-Ed: “Vaccination passports in the EU: Towards a crossroads of ethics and digital privacy” by Florencio Travieso

Since March 2021, together with the acceleration of  COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs, a debate has arisen - notably in the northern hemisphere countries - about the possibility of creating a mechanism to monitor and electronically control vaccine inoculations and to allow certain economic activities to restart. These needs have been addressed through the development of applications and solutions that have an important impact on ethical and fundamental rights balance. I believe that the European Union had to contemplate the best way to guarantee the basic right of circulation, allowing an economic rebound, all while respecting data protection, ethical and privacy issues. This Op-Ed observes how this process might mark how the EU might proceed


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