Vaccinated? Show us your app

“Protecting public health has historically been used as a proxy for discrimination,” said Professor Michele Goodwin, a law professor who directs the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine. “That is the real concern — the potential to use these apps as proxies for keeping certain people away and out.” She added that tech developers often rush to deploy and scale innovations before governments have the chance to test and regulate them.