The IOTA Foundation participated in the "Global Legal Hackathon" from April 27th to May 22nd. Innovations have been worked with Dentons, the world's largest corporate law firm, to minimize the most pressing legal and social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. One of the ways to achieve this is through IOTA Identity and a digital health pass that puts the control of health data in the hands of people. The authenticity is confirmed by IOTA.
The digital health pass "Selv" is GDPR-compliant
The Global Legal Hackathon, hosted by the Financial Times, took place from April 27th to May 22nd. Dentons and the IOTA Foundation worked together on a mobile app and demonstration website, answered legal questions about digital identity, and developed a plan to scale IOTA identity. IOTA Identity is designed to give people full control over their personal data, such as health data.
The result of the collaboration is called "Selv". Selv is a mobile app to save, manage and share all of your personal data if you wish. If you are wondering why you should share this data, here is an example: Depending on the current situation, this pass could be used to show a corona test result or a vaccination.
The solution can even be used by governments. Because Selv was examined by the data protection experts of the Dentons law firm and classified as GDPR-compliant (General Data Protection Regulation).
IOTA as the first point of contact for digital solutions to combat corona effects
Selv is the first app based on IOTA Identity and should show the potential and thus convince partners and companies of the advantages. Because the platform can be used far beyond the corona pandemic. According to the Blog post Selv should be filled with different stories depending on the interests of the consumers. This enables interested companies to find out how Selv and IOTA Identity can support their business.
The main advantages of Selv include:
- The app is free and easily accessible
- The system is compatible with the General Data Protection Regulation - including the use of IOTA
- Personal data is stored securely and encrypted on the user's device
- Scalability and interoperability
When it comes to innovative solutions to combat the effects of the corona pandemic, IOTA seems to be the first port of call on the crypto market. Just a few days ago we reported that the IOTA Foundation was chosen by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in coordination with Europeaid, in the final of the #SmartDevelopmentHack:
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