What the EU COVID Pass Meant for Digital Rights

By Digital Freedom Fund, 10th December 2021

Illustration of several figures with QR codes as faces

Some feared that the pass would become a “vaccine passport” leading to a two-tiered society, with the pass becoming a new discriminator

Nonetheless, the eventual deployment by the EU of their COVID pass was hailed as a victory for some digital rights advocates

As part of our The Year in Digital Rights series, DFF counted down to Human Rights Day 2021 with ten of the year’s biggest digital rights stories. Read the full series here.

Artwork by Cynthia Alonso