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Re: [PROPOSED WORK ITEM] Vaccination Certificate Vocabulary

From: Scott Gallant <scott@scottgallant.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 11:49:10 -0500
Message-ID: <CACCOro+bDHoTU9x43TyBo1wcyqYCUo00YpuyFNuosnwd1W6RfQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "John, Anil" <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>
Cc: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
The struggle is real. I need help/solution for the intermittent/offline in
island nations (even innovative ones with national id systems in flight,
etc) with successful VC early use cases forImmigrations/Customs and Health
testing/vax proofs. Note also these are at known main-stream
experiences/transactions and I have creds/assertions to render based on
softer triggers of time, movement, and behavior at a very local level
outside party-party transaction that require local processing standards.
Context switching, caching, syncing required along with added controls for
in-person-proofing, etc which, once a party pops back online enhance the
trust model with new creds itself. At a business level, we've had to scale
our Health Threat Response offerings to optionally include expanded
wifi/satellite/telco solutions- but that shoudln't be the only answer.

Vaccination Cred points to serve infectious disease... always on the top
ten list of world Health Threats. Right next to it on that list are Access
& Equity in care. Thus... should other pointed VC standards isolate/attack
this top down in addition to it being a core part of 'Society' above?

-Scott


On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:38 AM John, Anil <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov> wrote:

> Very much agree.
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> As an FYI, our internal rationale for why we are on this public journey in
> the DID/VC ecosystem has multiple components:
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>    - Technical ~ Need for systems and services that are resilient,
>    self-healing, and can operate under duress in a world where perimeter-based
>    security is no longer enough.
>    - Business ~ Prevent development of “walled gardens” or closed
>    technology platforms that do not support common standards for security,
>    privacy, and data exchange.
>    - Society ~ Remove limits on the growth and availability of a
>    competitive marketplace of diverse, interoperable solutions for government
>    and industry to draw upon to deliver cost effective and innovative
>    solutions that are in the public interest.
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> The “ … in the public interest” bit REQUIRES us to deliberately,
> consistently and with discipline focus on ensuring equity and access. Not
> saying that we get it right all the time or that we succeed every time, but
> we try and will keep trying.
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> <step-off-my-soapbox />
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> Best Regards,
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> Anil
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> *From:* Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
> *Sent:* Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:56 AM
> *To:* John, Anil <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>; W3C Credentials CG <
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> *Subject:* Re: [PROPOSED WORK ITEM] Vaccination Certificate Vocabulary
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> >The use case is to ensure equity and access … Globally, and not just in
> the fully connected world.
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> And this needs to be true for **EVERYTHING** we design and build – not
> just this project.
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> Leonard
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> *From: *"John, Anil" <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>
> *Date: *Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:39 AM
> *To: *W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
> *Subject: *RE: [PROPOSED WORK ITEM] Vaccination Certificate Vocabulary
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> *Resent-Date: *Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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> > More generally, what is the evidence / use case metrics for offline
> verifiers ?
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> “offline” has nuances.
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> Is it never online, or is it occasionally connected over sparse or
> unreliable networks?
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> I would assume (as I don’t have ready access to data that will
> prove/disprove this assertion) that it is more likely to be the latter and
> not the former.
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> However, to answer your actual question  -
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> The use case is to ensure equity and access … Globally, and not just in
> the fully connected world.
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> Best Regards,
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> Anil
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> Anil John
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