“Deploying something like a mobile travel credential also enables governments to collect valuable data. It can provide governments a quick and standard mechanism for securing their citizens.”
The UK government has signed off on a deal for COVID passports with a tech firm that previously suggested the technology could be easily redeployed as a national ID system, promoting accusations of a further stealth crackdown on freedoms.
An iNews report notes that IT company Entrust (how disturbingly Orwellian) has been awarded the £250,000 contract to provide cloud computing software for the so called ‘Covid-status certification’ scheme.
The company has previously worked on developing national ID systems in Albania, Ghana, and Malaysia, and in a February blog post, the company’s Product Marketing Director, Jenn Markey, bragged that “Vaccine credentials can become part of the infrastructure of the new normal.”