American tech company Apple is all set to bring verifiable Covid-19 vaccination cards to wallet applications as part of a future iPhone software update. It would begin with the US.
The latest feature will take advantage of the international SMART Health Cards standard (already in use in several US States) to produce proof of vaccination, sign it with a private key and create a public key to verify information, ANI reported from Washington.
Also, the just-released iOS 15 already allows users to store verifiable vaccination and test results in the Health app using the same standard.
One will receive records through QR codes, downloadable files, or healthcare providers who use Health Records on iPhone.
The company has also promised that there will be strict privacy for the users’ data.
Apple would not have any access to the imported or shared records of the users, and users have also been told that all information must be encrypted and should be securely stored when transferred elsewhere.