Vary the pleasures.

The National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (Cnil) asked the government to check in advance the “alternative” reading devices of the health pass, which made its entry into the daily life of the French on Monday, after having been validated almost entirely. by the Constitutional Council.

The health pass and its associated QR code, which contains information on the vaccination or immunity status of its holder as well as his identity, is scanned by TousAntiCovid Verif, the application provided by the government to professionals (restaurateurs, traders , managers of sports or cultural establishments, etc.) to check its validity.

Other leads than TousAntiCovid

Concretely, TousAntiCovid Verif makes it possible to know if the pass is valid or invalid and to know the name, first name and date of birth of the customer, without disclosing more health information on the screen.

In one of the decrees on the management of the health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic published on Sunday in the Official Journal, it is written that any other reading device at TousAntiCovid Verif "meeting the conditions set by an order of the ministers responsible for health and digital ”is also admitted.

Allow "to ensure the transparency of the system"

"The government will have to verify that the alternative reading devices to the TousAntiCovid Verif application comply with the conditions set (...) before they can be used by the actors having to control the health pass", asked the Cnil Monday in its opinion on the evolutions provided by the law relating to the management of the health crisis.

"It should also provide additional guarantees to ensure the transparency of the device" with for example "the publication of a list of compliant reading applications and the source code of these devices," she added.

Already required since July 21 at the entrance to places of culture and leisure (museums, cinemas, theme parks, festivals, fairs, stadiums, gyms ...) welcoming more than 50 people, the health pass takes the form of '' a QR code which must be presented for lunch in a restaurant or for a drink on the terrace.

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  • Covid 19

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