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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 50020, tabled on 15 September 2021

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.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

11 October 2021

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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