Last month, IDAC launched an investigation into Vaccine Passport apps, examining individual apps as they reach the market. Our intention is to increase transparency about privacy practices, identify harms and data practices that don’t align with app users’ reasonable expectations. We also want to highlight best practices.
Today IDAC is releasing the results of its analysis of the CommonPass app. CommonPass is a free app in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, which was developed through a nonprofit public trust and is operated by The Commons Project. The Commons Project is working alongside the World Economic Forum and leaders from 52 countries to design a common framework for safe border reopening. To date, several major airline companies have started to use CommonPass and the app has garnered significant global media attention focused on its ease of use.