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611 views • May 20, 2022

Digital ID Wallet: A Tool For Surveillance?

NTD News
NTD News
The use of a Vaccine Pass implemented for EU countries last year by the EU Commission has been extended to 2023 after a vote in the European Parliament. At the same time, the EU Commission calls on EU countries to work on a common toolbox for a so-called European Digital Identity Wallet. This would store personal data and possibly the health records of users, as well as serve as a payment tool. The Commission says the new identification system would be more convenient for EU citizens. Different countries, such as the U.K. and France, recently issued new regulations for this initiative. But some experts fear it might be used as a monitoring tool aimed at the populations.
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