[LINK] Australian Data Network

David dlochrin at aussiebb.com.au
Fri Aug 20 09:58:40 AEST 2021

A Certain Party walked into the office yesterday morning to announce that we could generate a personal QR check-in card instead of using a mobile 'phone - see https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/create-covid-19-check-card

The card can be downloaded and printed on the spot after entering one's check-in details, and a copy (which is probably clearer and more robust) sent by post if the relevant box is ticked.  I don't remember any obvious authentication process, but maybe the name provided is checked against the State Government address or property databases.

This reverses the established order of things by requiring retailers, rather than their customers, to have a QR reader, and I suppose retailers can't collect more information than currently.  If no reader is available, the onus seems to be on the staff to manually enter the data.

David Lochrin

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