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WHO SVC "Smart Vaccination Certificate" interim guidance

From: steve capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:03:32 +1100
Message-ID: <CAEMprtJBm7wuf99GyWXXMNX1FSis_c20V4f5um9JYR6GOtNaKg@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hi team


The interim guidance from the WHO on smart vaccination certificates.

   - The document details the semantic payload (data model and codes) for a
   certificate - which makes sense.
   - No mention of W3C Verifiable credentials in there.  looks like more of
   a traditional PKI chain of trust architecture.
   - On the other hand the verification protocol description is quite
   abstracted from specific technologies so it may be possible to implement a
   VC based solution within a member country and still claim WHO SVC
   compliance - although I havent worked through all the sequence diagrams /
   architecture diagrams to confirm whether or not a W3C VC solution could be

Has anyone in this group had any involvement in this and does anyone have a
more informed opinion about whether a W3C VC based solution using a JSON-LD
version of the semantic payload could be considered compliant with the


Steve Capell
Received on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 00:03:56 UTC

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