Veridos introduces eGov platform for digital authentication of COVID-19 health credentials
In the wake of the global COVID-19 crisis, Veridos has introduced VeriGO TrueSeal, a new eGovernment platform that ensures the security and privacy of COVID-19-related documents’ digital authentication, the company announced.
“We at Veridos support our government partners in these challenging times wherever we can,” said Andreas Räschmeier, CEO of Veridos GmbH, in a prepared statement. “With VeriGO TrueSeal, countries prevent the illicit use of relevant documents, engender trust, and offer their citizens security, the latter being of utmost importance today. As this eGovernment solution is built on tried and tested technology, it can be rolled out quickly and is convenient to use for all stakeholders involved.”
The platform verifies the legitimacy and ownership of immunization records, medical certificates, sick leave slips, curfew exemptions, travel permits or access passes to critical infrastructures. It also provides a web portal that issues government-authorized certificates such as vaccination reports.
A government official will then create a digital seal with a cryptographically-secured signature that can be carrier on a user’s smartphone. The seal does not store personal data, while the cryptography behind it prevents fraud. The seal is available in both digital and print format.
To check vaccination status, the digital seal is scanned with another mobile device. To verify the digital seal, a unique document number is used together with the identity document, which can be in either physical or digital form.
Veridos explains the platform can be deployed to issue access permits to retirement homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to people at high risk.
In May, Veridos had already announced its interest in eGov services to provide medical services through video appointments, online learning, and expired document renewal, as well as document digitalization for touchless authentication.