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  • 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)


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