Six developing countries – Sri Lanka, Morocco, the Philippines, Guinea, Ethiopia and the Togolese Republic – are using an Aadhaar-like, open-source system to provide digital identities to their citizens. The platform was built by the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru (IIIT-B), a non-profit headed by Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan.
The Philippine Government's vaccine certificate is based on the Digital Infrastructure for Vaccination Open Credentialing (DIVOC) created in India, used as a reference system by the WHO's Digital Documentation of COVID Certificates (DDCC). It uses private and public-key cryptography and is interoperable with authorised wallet applications.
Most free software programs with web security, which force the administrators to work hard on developing them, depend on the technical help and knowledge of the user community. This is especially important when, for instance, the applications in question use personal data for digital transformation.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, self-diagnosing, as well as telemedicine and e-medicine platforms, saw a sharp rise in popularity. People called up doctors on telemedicine platforms where they were diagnosed and prescribed treatment online and these medicines could then be ordered on apps specifically designed for ordering medicines online.