Privacy and civil liberties experts warn about vaccine passports. So do conspiracy theorists.
In February, Liberty, the UK’s largest independent civil liberties organization, said that when it comes to vaccine passports, even the best intentions could go terribly awry.
“Even the introduction of a voluntary passport to prove if you’ve had a vaccine could result in many being blocked from essential public services, work or housing,” wrote the organization.
Meanwhile once these passports have been created for one purpose – like travel – it would be all too easy for their use to be extended and abused.”
Ignoring conspiracy theories altogether, there are legitimate concerns to implementing a “vaccine passport” and we need to address those concerns before we even think about having such a thing.