Electronic vaccination credentials through smartphone applications could soon be used to control the COVID-19 pandemic and enable college campuses, venues and more to reopen, The New York Times reports. The technology raises concerns for civil liberties experts who say it could create an invasive surveillance system and comes with privacy risks. App developers said they have taken privacy risks into consideration and mitigated them in design. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is seeking enhanced consumer privacy protections by wearable health devices.
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