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App designed to help tackle sexual harassment at work

Makbool Javaid

A blockchain-powered app, Vault Platform, has been designed to help encourage individuals to speak up about sexual harassment at work and flag up similar incidents. The BBC report that the app is set to be piloted by a small number of companies in March, enabling those experiencing misconduct to record a private, time-stamped report that is stored as evidence in a “private vault” on users’ phones. A “digital receipt” of the report is stored on the blockchain, so it cannot be tampered with and is almost impossible to steal or delete. Users can send the reports to their company, but Vault also flags up if someone else in the same organisation has reported a similar incident. 

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