In the show this week, we tell you more about Europe’s so-called Digital Green Pass. This vaccination passport will help identify people who have received the Covid-19 jab or are already immune. The EU says it will facilitate safe free movement within the bloc, but the system is already raising privacy concerns among the French.
The Digital Green Certificate is just a fancy term for vaccination pass. It will show proof that a person has either been vaccinated against Covid-19, has received a negative test result or has recovered from the disease. It will be free of charge and will rely on a QR code to ensure security and authenticity of the certificate.
However, some 68 percent of French people oppose this vaccination pass, as they see it as threatening their privacy. Peter O’Brien tells us more about how French people are very attached to their freedom of speech and movement. This comes as a social media challenge dubbed “L for Liberty” has been launched in the French capital to ensure individual freedom is preserved.
Next, to mark World Water Day, Tech 24 decided to look back at some of the best innovations to address the need to improve access to drinking water in rural Africa – one of the continent’s biggest challenges. We speak to Maxime Therrillion, the head of Business Development of Mascara Renewable Water about their system, which couples reverse osmosis desalination technology with photovoltaic solar energy.
And in Test 24, we try Captain DC, an autonomous smart robot built to ensure the safety of data centres. With its sensors and 3D cameras, it can track both temperature and movement.