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LFPH Launched the Global COVID Certificate Network (GCCN)
Our host organization, Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH), announced the launch of the Global COVID Certificate Network (GCCN) on June 8 to facilitate the safe and free movement of individuals globally during the COVID pandemic.
With the go-live of the EU Digital COVID Certificate, the lack of a global trust architecture and ready-to-deploy tools to build compatible systems in other countries could not be more clear. LFPH is launching GCCN to address this gap, with an initial focus on safely reopening borders between EU and non-EU countries. It adapts and operationalizes the Interoperability Blueprint of the Good Health Pass Collaborative (GHPC), an industry coalition that has defined principles and standards for COVID certificates. LFPH has co-led the process drafting the Blueprint, which was released on June 7 for a period of public review.
GCCN will include a global directory of trust registries to enable cross-border certificate verification, and be a home for toolkits and community-managed support for those building and managing COVID certificate systems. It will also foster the development of a vendor ecosystem to accelerate adoption and provide paid support and other services.
One of the important next steps for LFPH is to engage with the CCI community and other key stakeholders to define and implement GCCN. More information to share soon. Stay tuned!
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CCI News and Updates

Let's Read the Good Health Pass (GHP) Interoperability Blueprint Together
We are going to host a community reading and Q&A session of the Good Health Pass Interoperability Blueprint on Tuesday (June 15) at 7 am PT/ 2 pm UTC. Kaliya Young, CCI’s Ecosystems Director and the co-chair of the GHP Interoperability Working Group will lead the session.
A calendar invite will be sent soon to the CCI all-member mailing list. If you are not a subscriber to the mailing list, please register here. We recommend that you scan through the Blueprint or the part(s) that are most relevant to you before the session and come with questions.  

Media Coverage and Speaking Engagements

Kaliya spoke at the UN's roundtable on the topic of the Future of Technology and Institutional Governance in Identity Management and RightsCon about standards engagement for forwarding digital rights. Lucy Yang, CCI's Community Director, spoke at a panel of the Decentralized Healthcare track of the Blockchain Technology Symposium.

Update on CCI Membership and Timeline

We are excited to share that, with the guidance of the CCI Interim Steering Committee, we have finalized the JDF agreement. The Linux Foundation legal team is now setting up the signing process for our community. We will be in touch soon to inform you of the next steps and how to join CCI as an individual or organizational member. Stay tuned!

Community Groups Updates

Use Case Implementation Workstream

On June 8, Gaby Whitehead, one of the primary drafting leads for the eHealth Network publications, was invited back to lead a Q&A session in the Use Case Implementation Workstream call (recording here) to inform the community of the current status of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC). Gaby’s encyclopedic knowledge on internal DCC rollout discussions and specification updates is recognized as being of great value. We thank her for taking time out of her busy schedule to keep certificate solution implementers up to speed.

The next call is on Tuesday, June 22 (7 am PT / 2 pm UTC). We will update the meeting agenda once the content and speaker are confirmed.

Rules & Governance Workstream

The Rules and Governance Workstream is exploring topics related to home-test kits and invites community members to participate in discussing recommendations which should be included in the CCI Governance Framework v3. Additionally, the workstream is continuing to work on the policy/requirements section updates as part of the v3 release. Our upcoming meeting on June 15 will continue to focus on the topic of home-test kits.

Vaccine Credentials Focus Group - US Subgroup

The US Subgroup discussed (recording here) how the group can leverage the recently released Good Health Pass Interoperability Blueprint and the newly launched LFPH project, the Global COVID Certificate Network, to push forward conversations in the US. 

Community Participants Updates

  • Dr. Raj Gupta and Tony Rose of Proof Market joined the 41st episode of The Voice of Healthcare Podcast to discuss how to navigate the future after COVID-19 with digital credentials offered to patients that include vaccination status, test results, and independent verification of authenticity. Listen to the podcast here.
  • Drummond Reed from Evernym and Marie Masserey from IATA gave a keynote address on health credentials and international air travel at the recent Hyperledger Global Forum 2021. Watch the recording here.
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Upcoming Events

EEMA Annual Conference 
Date: June 29 - July 1, 2021

The 34th EEMA Annual Conference focuses on ‘Securing Trust in the New Digital Reality’. Join world-leading experts from over 40 countries, for a series of seven interactive webinars. This is your opportunity to help define and develop a safer and more secure digital future for every citizen and organization. Kaliya Young will speak on Webinar 2 "Decentralized Identity - what is missing before this is usable for Aunt Magda?"

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