A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Towards a GDPR-Compliant Blockchain-Based COVID Vaccination Passport

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Publication Details

Authors: Haque Bahalul AKM, Naqvi Bilal, Islam Najmul A. K. M., Hyrynsalmi Sami

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: Applied sciences

Volume number: 11

Issue number: 13

eISSN: 2076-3417

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app11136132

Permanent website address: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/13/6132

Social media address: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352879498_Towards_a_GDPR-Compliant_Blockchain-Based_COVID_Vaccination_Passport

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world and limited work/personal life activities. Besides the loss of human lives and agony faced by humankind, the pandemic has badly hit different sectors economically, including the travel industry. Special arrangements, including COVID test before departure and on arrival, and voluntary quarantine, were enforced to limit the risk of transmission. However, the hope for returning to a normal (pre-COVID) routine relies on the success of the current COVID vaccination drives administered by different countries. To open for tourism and other necessary travel, a need is realized for a universally accessible proof of COVID vaccination, allowing travelers to cross the borders without any hindrance. This paper presents an architectural framework for a GDPR-compliant blockchain-based COVID vaccination passport (VacciFi), whilst considering the relevant developments, especially in the European Union region.

Last updated on 2021-08-10 at 14:28