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Towards a GDPR-Compliant Blockchain-Based COVID Vaccination Passport

Software Engineering, LENS, LUT University, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
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Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(13), 6132; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11136132
Received: 8 May 2021 / Revised: 28 June 2021 / Accepted: 29 June 2021 / Published: 1 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Blockchain Technology and Applications II)
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world and limited work/personal life activities. Besides the loss of human lives and agony faced by humankind, the pandemic has badly hit different sectors economically, including the travel industry. Special arrangements, including COVID test before departure and on arrival, and voluntary quarantine, were enforced to limit the risk of transmission. However, the hope for returning to a normal (pre-COVID) routine relies on the success of the current COVID vaccination drives administered by different countries. To open for tourism and other necessary travel, a need is realized for a universally accessible proof of COVID vaccination, allowing travelers to cross the borders without any hindrance. This paper presents an architectural framework for a GDPR-compliant blockchain-based COVID vaccination passport (VacciFi), whilst considering the relevant developments, especially in the European Union region. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; COVID; GDPR; pandemic; passport; vaccine blockchain; COVID; GDPR; pandemic; passport; vaccine
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Haque, A.B.; Naqvi, B.; Islam, A.K.M.N.; Hyrynsalmi, S. Towards a GDPR-Compliant Blockchain-Based COVID Vaccination Passport. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 6132. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11136132

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Haque AB, Naqvi B, Islam AKMN, Hyrynsalmi S. Towards a GDPR-Compliant Blockchain-Based COVID Vaccination Passport. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(13):6132. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11136132

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Haque, AKM B., Bilal Naqvi, A. K.M.N. Islam, and Sami Hyrynsalmi. 2021. "Towards a GDPR-Compliant Blockchain-Based COVID Vaccination Passport" Applied Sciences 11, no. 13: 6132. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11136132

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