[UK, 18 August, 2020] We are delighted to announce that our solution is now fully certified by ID2020 – a global public-private partnership whose goal is to promote and champion the implementation of user-managed, privacy-protecting, and portable digital identity solutions. BLOK Pass is the first-ever COVID-focused solution to be certified by the organisation.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust digital credentials into the global spotlight,” said ID2020 Executive Director, Dakota Gruener. “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 BLOK Pass solution for meeting our high standards for privacy protection, user-management, portability, and more.”

Of the announcement, Blok BioScience’s CTO, Areiel Wolanow, said: “This is a direct result of all the hard work the team have put in between February and now. We are the very first Covid-focused solution of any kind to receive this certification – and given the nature of the requirements, this is not a trivial result. I’m proud and thankful to our team, and happy to continue to work with ID2020 in promoting privacy.”

You can read the announcement in its entirety on ID2020’s Medium post.