TheBlockBox team is working on a number of COVID-19 software projects to help government agencies, healthcare organizations, and private ventures. We have provided services to help:
- identify new ways of addressing virus contact tracing
- setup and validate user credentials with the latest AI technology
- enable advanced user onboarding with 2FA
- insure full identity verification and liveness validation with various AI solutions
- provide QR scan, Bluetooth, BLE and RFC handshaking mechanisms
- meet strict HIPPA and GDPR requirements
More than ever before, the COVID-19 global epidemic underlines the interconnectedness of humanity. It also sheds a very stark light on a distressing fact: at a time when we need fast, synchronized action and unity, enormous amounts of vital data continue to be lodged in data silos and legacy practices.
Now more than ever, we need a reliable solution to systematize obsolete work methods, quickly compile discrete data sets, and democratize insights to navigate through this crisis — ensure business continuity and readiness for the long recovery in a post-COVID-19 world.
Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) and Contact Tracing
Engineers developing SSI are cooperating on a so-called “immunity passport” to prevent further COVID-19 spread while powerfully protecting user’s privacy. SSI is defined as a “model for managing digital identities in which an individual or business has sole ownership over the ability to control their accounts and personal data”. The meticulous application of the contact tracing has helped limit contagion in a number of countries, notably Singapore, Czech Republic, Taiwan, and South Korea. As people travel abroad, medical institutions require immutable, trustworthy medical data. An essential requirement to contain COVID-19 is to trace virus ‘hot zones’ with automated solutions, enable quick reaction by healthcare authorities, inform people who are at risk to limit virus spread and disruptions caused by the outbreak. As medical institutions are empowered to share data, patient data should be intact, accurate, consistent and up-to-date.
Furthermore, there is a risk that some travelers will provide incorrect data about their symptoms and travel history, and medical institutions need a network to distribute trustworthy information with one another, in real-time and trust that test results were verified by approved medical professionals.
A sense of balance must be reached between users’ data collection and privacy protection. Medical providers should both collect and protect patients’ privacy more efficiently, trace whereabouts to limit further outbreak exposure, indemnify medical data accuracy, while painstakingly protecting patient’s privacy.