Validating and reading the Covid Safe Tickets via the CovidScan application is a potential security vulnerability. This is reported by the Data Protection Authority, which says it takes the matter very seriously “given the particularly sensitive nature of health data”. The potential data breach would affect more than 39,000 people.
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The Covid Safe Ticket is the health certificate that allows people to prove that they are vaccinated, immune or Covid-19 negative and then gain access to certain events. It is read and validated directly through the CovidScan application, which, in the case of vaccinated individuals, checks before ticket validation that the vaccinated individual has not recently taken a positive PCR test. This verification would be done against an encrypted list.
A potential security flaw was noticed by a citizen at this stage of the scanning process, the Data Protection Authority said in a statement on Wednesday.
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