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Vaccine passports: The ticket to the new normal and the technology to take us there

Event Details

Webinar

Canada | June 29, 2021

As coronavirus vaccinations become more widespread, critical questions arise around the role of proof of vaccination and other forms of digital health evidence in creating the new normal. These represent an ideal use case for applying blockchain or digital ledger technologies (DLT).  But with the fragmentation of health data systems and the various government and private sector stakeholders involved, can we implement the technology fast enough?  Vaccine passports in particular will be key to a safe return to normality and therefore now is the time to consider the ramifications and plan for their rollout. Our panel discusses the emerging privacy, technology, employment and human rights issues related to bringing these solutions to market.

Topics 

  • Is blockchain technology the answer for vaccine passports?   What alternatives are available and what are their drawbacks?
  • Other technologies that may play a role, such as digital identity systems
  • Key considerations for the ethical design of vaccine passports
  • The privacy and data protection, portability and minimization conundrum
  • Technology and interoperability standards issues  
  • Employment and human rights considerations 

Moderator

Speakers

  • John Moore, Head of Global Strategy, OneLedger
  • Alexis Kerr, Counsel, Healthcare, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada 
  • Heather Cameron, Partner, Employment and Labour Law, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

This is a 60 minute webinar and its delivery is available in English only.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits

 

Law Society of Ontario | This program contains 1 hour of Substantive content.

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Quebec | This program contains 1 hour of content. If you watch the webinar in its entirety, you will be able to download your certificate of attendance that may be submitted to your professional order.

Law Society of British Columbia | This program contains 1 hour of Substantive content.

 

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