Your NHS app collects a HUGE quantity of private information to unlock the vaccination file, says an skilled

Alternatively, you can call 119 to receive a letter stating that you have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. And this could be the preferred choice for many people as a new alarm was raised by a security expert this week.

Professor Eerke Boiten, head of the Computer Science and Computer Science School at De Montfort University, has looked at the underlying code that powers the NHS app.

The update adds two new features to the Your Health tab in the NHS app: Share your COVID-19 status and review your COVID-19 vaccine record.

The former is the one that will come in handy for international travel. The app allows users to “view and share evidence of your COVID-19 status for travel.” And Professor Boiten claimed in a thread on Twitter that “a large amount” of sensitive data is being collected in order to access this feature.

The cybersecurity expert said information such as a national insurance number, ethnicity, and employer and occupation details – along with a number of other very personal items – are collected by the app.

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