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Re: Google and Apple announce privacy-preserving contact tracing API

From: Orie Steele <orie@transmute.industries>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:06:11 -0500
Message-ID: <CAN8C-_KdO7JXOb_BMVtsxN44yEiUD_+MBEiHn1oyfmbp+0z4pA@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Amazing, I just posted this link into another chat channel related to this


There is a problem with QR Codes... their size restrictions make them not
suitable for image data... and if your data subject is a person
experiencing homelessness or a refugee, they don't have a SSN or Drivers
License number... you need a credential with image data....

I'm not super experienced with NFC or bluetooth, but I would love to see
support for them added to https://w3c-ccg.github.io/credential-handler-api/


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 3:00 PM David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:

> "Across the world, governments, and health authorities are working
> together to find solutions to the COVID‑19 pandemic, to protect people
> and get society back up and running. Software developers are
> contributing by crafting technical tools to help combat the virus and
> save lives. In this spirit of collaboration, Google and Apple are
> announcing a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to
> help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus,
> with user privacy and security central to the design."
> https://www.apple.com/covid19/contacttracing/
> Comments, particularly on the privacy aspect?
> David Booth

Chief Technical Officer

Received on Friday, 10 April 2020 20:06:37 UTC

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