We are now hosted by Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH), an initiative by the Linux Foundation to build, secure, and sustain open-source software to help public health authorities (PHAs) combat COVID and future epidemics.
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"The Linux Foundation has partnered with the Covid-19 Credentials Initiative, a collective of more than 300 people representing dozens of organizations across five continents..."

Dec 28, 2020
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"LFPH extends exposure risk notifications playbook to privacy-driven vaccination credentials by hosting the COVID-19 Credentials Initiative."

Dec 16, 2020
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What is CCI?

The COVID Credentials Initiative (“CCI”) is an open global community collaborating to enable the interoperable use of open-standard-based privacy-preserving credentials and other related technologies for public health purposes.

Sitting in between the deep technical universe and the mass market, we believe the best way to achieve our mission is to give COVID/health credential implementers (e.g. govenment agencies, health instituions, industry organizations, software providers) the knowledge, tools and resources, to implement interoperable, privacy-preserving credentials.

What do we offer?

We have a community of individuals and organizations with vast experience and diverse expertise. Most importantly, we are all committed to supporting interoperable and privacy-preserving of COVID/health credentials. Our core activities include:
  • Facilitating the sharing of knowledge and insights related to the implementation of health credentials
  • Facilitating the collaboration among implementers and connecting implementers with potential business opportunities
  • Identifying market needs for health credentials and facilitating standard and technical development accordingly
  • Conducting rapid standardization and producing community products to meet immediate market needs
  • Providing education and guidance to implementers, policy-makers and the mass market

How to get involved

As a global initiative, a key success factor for CCI is to engage and connect the right person(s) or organization(s) across geographies and disciplines with relevant domain experts to foster collaboration and provide valuable support for developing solutions. Solutions can require expertise in digital identity, healthcare, technology, legal, governance, ethics or policy making domains. Given this aim, we are extending an open invitation for you or your organization to join our global endeavor.

We offer free membership to both organizations and individuals . To start participating and contributing, you need to become a member and sign our membership agreeement (review copy and launch event slides).
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Meet our Members
GLOBAL PLATFORM

Global Implementation Forum

CCI Global Implementation Forum provides a platform for sharing and exchanging information and ideas on any issues and topics related to the implementation of health credentials, with an initial focus on COVID credentials. This includes but not limited to:

  • Sharing of information and tools that can help facilitate implementations.
  • Insights into the evolving global and regional landscapes
  • Presentations on projects/solutions and learning from the market
  • Discussions on interoperability among implementers and existing solutions 
  • Sharing of information and tools that can help facilitate implementations
  • Conversations on related standards and technologies and their gaps
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REGIONAL PLATFORM

Geo-Specific Groups

CCI Geo-Specific Groups provide platforms for community members to have conversations around a particular region that requires focus and continuity. These conversations may initially happen at our Global Implementation Forum and evolve into a Geo-Specific Group. The activities of the Geo-Specific Groups include but not limited to:

  • Sharing what is happening in the region and identifying collaboration opportunities with each other.
  • Discussing regional circumstances and issues that are unique to the region and how to work together to address them.
  • Discussing how to leverage the work at the international level and customize for local context and how to contribute to the global conversations.

North America Group

Provides a platform for community members to have conversations around COVID/health credential issues in North America that require focus and continuity.
  • Design and propose a governance framework that defines what policies must be followed by issuers of these credentials, and what levels of assurance they could provide about the security and privacy of the data.
  • Define what happens if something goes wrong, and set out the safeguards required to prevent abuse by governments, hackers, and others with power.
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Asia-Pacific Group

Provides a platform for community members to have conversations around COVID/health credential issues in APAC that require focus and continuity.
  • Identify local implementations of VC solutions to COVID-19 and provide support by collaborating with other workstreams.
  • Define a set of immediately useful verifiable credentials and the technical requirements for issuing and verifying them.
  • Focus on very specific trust problems unique to the COVID-19 pandemic in different societies and investigate the unintended consequences of their use.
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Task Forces

CCI Task Forces conduct product/spec development to meet short-term and mid-term market needs by filling in the gaps of existing standards and technology. The work is usually identified through conversations in our Global Implementation Forum and Geo-Specific Groups or insights from our staff and community members. The Task Force can be set up for a one-time defined deliverable or an area that requires continuous development work.

Schema Task Force

Creates useful resources and implementable tools to facilitate data interoperability and harmonization among credential solutions.
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Business Rules Task Force

Create specifications to standardize how to express issuance and verification rules for COVID certificates and how rules engines process rules and interact with other components in the COVID certificate ecosystem.
  • Design and propose a governance framework that defines what policies must be followed by issuers of these credentials, and what levels of assurance they could provide about the security and privacy of the data.
  • Define what happens if something goes wrong, and set out the safeguards required to prevent abuse by governments, hackers, and others with power.
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Practical Governance Task Force

Creates useful tools and necessary guidance for COVID credential implementers to implement sound governance for their ecosystems and for the market to easily assess the validity of covid credential solutions.
  • Design and propose a governance framework that defines what policies must be followed by issuers of these credentials, and what levels of assurance they could provide about the security and privacy of the data.
  • Define what happens if something goes wrong, and set out the safeguards required to prevent abuse by governments, hackers, and others with power.
Learn MORE
GLOBAL PLATFORM

Global Implementation Forum

CCI Global Implementation Forum provides a platform for sharing and exchanging information and ideas on any issues and topics related to the implementation of health credentials, with an initial focus on COVID credentials.
  • Identify local implementations of VC solutions to COVID-19 and provide support by collaborating with other workstreams.
  • Define a set of immediately useful verifiable credentials and the technical requirements for issuing and verifying them.
  • Focus on very specific trust problems unique to the COVID-19 pandemic in different societies and investigate the unintended consequences of their use.
Learn MORE
REGIONAL PLATFORM

North America Group

CCI North America Group provides a platform for community members to have conversations around COVID/health credential issues in North America that require focus and continuity.
  • Design and propose a governance framework that defines what policies must be followed by issuers of these credentials, and what levels of assurance they could provide about the security and privacy of the data.
  • Define what happens if something goes wrong, and set out the safeguards required to prevent abuse by governments, hackers, and others with power.
LEARN MORE
REGIONAL PLATFORM

APAC Group

CCI APAC Group provides a platform for community members to have conversations around COVID/health credential issues in APAC that require focus and continuity.
  • Identify local implementations of VC solutions to COVID-19 and provide support by collaborating with other workstreams.
  • Define a set of immediately useful verifiable credentials and the technical requirements for issuing and verifying them.
  • Focus on very specific trust problems unique to the COVID-19 pandemic in different societies and investigate the unintended consequences of their use.
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Practical Governance Task Force

CCI Practical Governance Task Force (formerly the Rules and Governance Workstream) creates useful tools and necessary guidance for COVID credential implementers to implement sound governance for their ecosystems and for the market to easily assess the validity of covid credential solutions.
  • Design and propose a governance framework that defines what policies must be followed by issuers of these credentials, and what levels of assurance they could provide about the security and privacy of the data.
  • Define what happens if something goes wrong, and set out the safeguards required to prevent abuse by governments, hackers, and others with power.
Learn More
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Schema Task Force

CCI Schema Task Force creates useful resources and implementable tools to facilitate data interoperability and harmonization among credential solutions.
  • Identify local implementations of VC solutions to COVID-19 and provide support by collaborating with other workstreams.
  • Define a set of immediately useful verifiable credentials and the technical requirements for issuing and verifying them.
  • Focus on very specific trust problems unique to the COVID-19 pandemic in different societies and investigate the unintended consequences of their use.
LeaRN MORE
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Business Rules Task Force

CCI Business Rules Task Force creates specifications to standardize how to express issuance and verification rules for COVID certificates and how rules engines process rules and interact with other components in the COVID certificate ecosystem.
  • Design and propose a governance framework that defines what policies must be followed by issuers of these credentials, and what levels of assurance they could provide about the security and privacy of the data.
  • Define what happens if something goes wrong, and set out the safeguards required to prevent abuse by governments, hackers, and others with power.
Learn More

Tools and technology

Join the technical conversations around how to best architect and deploy the VC technology needed for COVID-19 credentials.
Objectives:
  • Publish architecture guidance, tools, and documentation that all participants could use to solve COVID-19 credential use-cases in an aligned, synergistic, and interoperable way.
  • Cooperate on advancing existing verifiable credential-focused open source technology such that a greater number of organizations can more easily make use of it.
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News & Thought Leadership

Stay tuned for upcoming posts about our work, the projects we support, and the progress we are making in the fight against COVID-19.
CCI launched the free membership program

Here is our why and how we joined LFPH with the invitation letter we received from Brian Benhlendorf, the newly appointed Executive Director of LFPH.

Carrying Your COVID-19 Credentials in a Physical “Wallet”

Tangem, a CCI participating company extended the use of their NFC-enabled cards from storing digital currencies to verifiable credentials.

CCI Released a Paper on Different Flavors of Verifiable Credentials

A case study on the key challenges that arose in CCI's efforts to responsibly use new privacy-preserving technologies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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