Large language models can bring potential advantages in the localization and translation of digital technology, but this does not come without its own set of challenges, writes EngageMedia Open and Secure Technology Specialist Khairil Zhafri.
In many Asia-Pacific countries, contact tracing apps are now doubling as vaccine passports, used by governments to enforce various restrictions on travel and entry to a wide variety of venues and establishments. But the widespread waning of vaccine protection against infection and transmission requires a debate on whether vaccine passports are effective as a pandemic management tool – or merely a form of theatre that opens up a host of privacy, and security issues.
Do contact tracing apps help reduce the spread of COVID-19? As their usage has become ubiquitous, there is a trend towards more features that are not related to or necessary for contact tracing being introduced in these apps, such as vaccine certification and third-party integrations with commercial services without due regard to privacy, security, and accessibility.