New Blockchain Solution to Fight COVID-19 Complies With EU Data Privacy Regs



An Internet of Things blockchain specialist and a healthcare data firm have teamed up to create a solution for fighting the pandemic that complies with European data privacy laws. On April 17, IoT blockchain startup Ubirch and Nasdaq-listed Centogene announced their partnership on a solution for securely handling the results of COVID-19 mass testing.

Volkmar Weckesser, CIO for Centogene — which has collected epidemiologic, phenotypic and genetic data for 500,000 patients worldwide to date — said that when combined with Uirch’s blockchain portal:

“[SARS-CoV-2] test results can be accessed everywhere in a forgery-proof manner ─ spearheading a return to normality."

The COVID-19 global crisis has led many privacy advocates to ...

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