Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum says “the COVID 19 pandemic has led to a heightened focus on the power of medical data, specifically so-called vaccine passports. These passports by nature serve as a form of digital identity.”
The new WEF report, published in February 2022, calls for a multistakeholder approach to advance towards a trusted digital agency for a “safer and more inclusive online world.”
Our days are filled with myriad discrete data collection moments. Even when we have genuine intent to affirmatively consent to each moment of data collection, it is practically impossible to do so: No individual has the time to provide affirmative consent on a near constant basis. This reality arguably undermines our individual agency.