The U.K. National Health Service COVID-19 application is collecting and storing facial verification data under a contract with technology provider iProov, the Guardian reports. iProov and NHS said the biometric data is anonymized, but it is unclear how long it is stored. In addition to recording a video of their face, users upload birthdates, postal codes, phone numbers and a photo of their passport or driver’s license. Privacy advocates are raising concerns about how securely the data is stored and its use.
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