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What app permissions does COVIDCert Check NI use?

Internet Usage

The internet is only used within the COVIDCert Check application to obtain the keys needed to verify the 2D barcodes that get verified. Once the key has been obtained they are stored for a select amount of time before getting refreshed, to prevent excessive calls and internet usage.

Camera Usage

Upon clicking the ‘Scan 2D barcode’ button on the landing screen, the user is asked to ‘Give permission’ to the application to use the camera. If the user denies these permissions, a screen will appear specifying that the permissions are required to proceed to use the verifier. If the user grants these permissions, the app will proceed to the verifier.

File Usage

When a user downloads the application, they have explicitly given permission for file usage within the application. However, file usage is only used to store keys into secure external storage which then allows the application to verify 2D barcode from trusted authority. The usage permission is not used to store any data related to the users personal or application usage.

Updated: 4 weeks ago Posted: October 15, 2021 11:11 am Share: