- UK officials have held talks with a number of ID verification startups – including Yoti and IDnow – about rolling out COVID-19 “immunity passports”.
- As the pandemic pushes the global economy further into the depths of recession, governments around the world are looking into ways to prove a person has recovered from the disease.
- A spokesman for IDnow, based in Berlin, told Business Insider conversations had revolved around preventing fraud, including people “selling” their certificates on.
- Business Insider previously reported AI security startup Onfido was in talks with US officials and a number of European governments to develop such passports.
The UK government has held talks with a number of ID verification startups about creating “immunity passports” or a similar scheme for people who have recovered from COVID-19 (See link for article)