A Health Passport with privacy by design

BLOK Pass lets your employees and customers record and prove their health status without sharing personal information. They own their data, while your business avoids the costs and risks of data compliance.

Certified by ID2020

BLOK Pass is the first and only COVID-related health passport to meet the rigorous certification standards set by the world’s leading digital ID organisation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust digital credentials into the global spotlight. As we consider digital ID-based solutions for public health applications, getting the technology right is not negotiable. We intentionally set a high bar for certification and are delighted to recognize the BLOK Bioscience […] solution for meeting our high standards for privacy protection, user-management, portability, and more.

Dakota Gruener

Executive Director, ID2020

A self-sovereign health passport

BLOK Pass is a health passport built around the principle of self-sovereignty. This simply means that individuals – and not a third party – own whatever personal information, credentials, or certifications they enter on the app, and can choose to use them however they wish. These are the four pillars of the self-sovereign model:

Ownership

Users have exclusive ownership and control over the information on their app. It’s their data to keep, and can’t be tampered with, or arbitrarily taken away by third parties.

Security

All user information is encrypted and stored locally on that user’s phone, only accessible to them. This information is never shared with us or with anyone – there’s no central database to be breached or exploited.

Privacy

No personal information ever leaves the user’s device. All checks happen programmatically, behind encryption, via an anonymous handshake between devices.

Consent

Every check and interaction requires explicit consent from users. All consent requests should inform users about what kind of data the verifying party is asking to check.

Our privacy statement

BLOK Pass is designed to keep all personal information under exclusive control of users. This both empowers individuals and removes the burden of managing personal data from businesses – and allows our privacy policy to be as short as four statements.

1. Your data is yours and yours alone; we don’t have a copy, and never will.

2. Your data is never shared; this app has been designed to make it impossible.

3. Any time someone wants to use your data to answer a question, ​like “is it safe to let you into a building”, they have to get your permission first​.

4. You hold the only copy of your data. If you ever want to delete it for any reason, you don’t need to ask anyone else’s permission. Simply delete this app​​

Your data is yours and yours alone; we don’t have a copy, and never will.

Your data is never shared; this app has been designed to make it impossible.

Any time someone wants to use your data to answer a question, ​like “is it safe to let you into a building”, they have to get your permission first​.

You hold the only copy of your data. If you ever want to delete it for any reason, you don’t need to ask anyone else’s permission. Simply delete this app.

Benefits of BLOK Pass

For your business

 

Compliance: remove risks associated with data breaches

Cost: no overhead or upkeep of expensive data centres

Simplicity: a simple QR code scan ensures streamlined, safe access

Guidance: provide your employees with the latest HR guidelines

Insight: get actionable, anonymised insight from the aggregate data

For employees/customers

 

Ownership: Your data lives in your device; there is no copy anywhere

Consent: Share only what you want, with whom you trust; no hidden checks

Privacy: No personal information is ever revealed 

Convenience: Use one app to store test results and symptoms

Portability: Gain safe access to all participating spaces

App features at a glance

Implementing the BLOK Pass health passport ecosystem in your business requires two apps: BLOK Pass for personal use, and BLOK Verify on the business side.

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Private, self-sovereign health passport for individuals

  • Personal app: for your workforce, visitors, guests, or customers
  • No personal information is ever shared or kept
  • Keep updated record of test results and health data
  • Prove fulfilment of entry requirements when accessing your space
  • Receive the latest HR and official guidance for current health/risk status.
  • Get real-time notifications on policy changes and new risk factors
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Business-side app for managing your COVID Care environment

  • Multiple roles: for concierge, security, HR, healthcare and lab personnel
  • Personal information is shared with your business
  • Onboard and validate the identity of individuals into the system
  • Verify that your company’s employees/customers are fit to work
  • Enter and validate test results into the BLOK Pass app
  • Access to BLOK Portal and admin functions depending on role

HOW IT WORKS

The system is based on interactions between two parties. On one side, an individual uses BLOK Pass as proof of identity and that they fulfil requirements to access your space. On the other side, a designated employee from your organisation uses the BLOK Verify app to check that information.

The apps interact using BLOK’s Anonymous Handshake, and no personal information ever leaves that individual’s device. All the verifier gets is a yes-or-no answer depending on the person’s meeting the criteria to access the space.

1. ONBOARDING

The individual installs BLOK Pass and validates their identity with an authorised representative. 

This process only needs to happen once, but is necessary to establish a unique, trusted identity within the system. No copies of documents or photographs are sent or kept by us or any other party.

2. HEALTH STATUS RECORDING

The individual regularly records symptoms or test results directly into the app. Laboratory test results can be uploaded at the lab and retrieved instantly via the app when ready.

Background algorithms use the aggregate of this information to present the user’s current health and risk status as a red-amber-green scannable QR code, enabling them to show their status without sharing personal data.

3. REAL-TIME GUIDANCE

Whenever their status changes, users are given the latest guidance for their new risk category. This can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual businesses, as well as all relevant official guidance from governments and other agencies.

4. ACCESS CONTROL

When entering your space, your employees (or customers) show the QR code on their app to prove that they meet the safety requirements established in your COVID Care protocols.

A verifier designated by your business scans the QR code with their BLOK Verify app, and gets a simple Go/No-go answer – so they can help keep your premises safe.

1. Configuration

We work with you to assess your requirements and help tailor BLOK Pass to your needs.

2. Rollout

We help you plan BLOK Pass’ rollout across your company, as well as integrating via APIs

3. Support

Our experts provide ongoing support for as long as you need for the duration of your programme

How to get started

Do you have questions, or would you like a demo of the app? Contact us and our experts will be happy to guide you.