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Singapore’s police now have access to contact tracing data

Contact tracing apps and systems around the world have faced longstanding questions about privacy and trust.
by Mia Sato

The news: Police will be able to access data collected by Singapore’s covid-19 contact tracing system for use in criminal investigations, a senior official said on Monday. The announcement contradicts the privacy policy originally outlined when the government launched its TraceTogether app in March 2020 and is being criticized as a backpedal just after participation in contact tracing was made mandatory.


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