Coronavirus: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th October 2021.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the technical specifications for the iProov vaccine passport in respect of that system comparing facial data with anonymised photo IDs held for the NHS app.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The company iProov does not provide a vaccine passport service and therefore no technical specification exists that could be shared. In addition, their service does not compare facial data. It scans a user-submitted photograph in real-time, as part of identity checks when registering to use NHS Login to gain access to health records or personal information. NHS Login, under strict controls, compares this image and an image captured from a user’s ID document, such as a driving licence or passport. No information is either shared or stored within iProov or the NHS App.

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