Legislate on Data Consumption of Contact-Trace in Crime Investigations, Singapore.
In order to regularize the use of contact-tracing virus data in serious crime investigations, Singapore’s government intends to establish urgent legislation. At the next legislative session, legislation to regulate the use of data to prosecute seven forms of serious crimes will be introduced. It would include murder, terrorism, abduction and serious sexual offences, it said. The move comes amid concerns about privacy issues in the city-state contact-tracing software intended to help mitigate the spread of the SARS Covid-19 coronavirus. In the release, the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office said, “We accept our error by not noting that TraceTogether information, Gerald Giam.
A lawmaker for the opposition Workers’ Party, posted on Facebook this week that it is “ill-advised” that the government has not ruled out the use of TraceTogether information for criminal investigations.” Excluded from the Manual for Criminal Procedure. TraceTogether is used by 78% of the population of Singapore. According to their website, the app does not gather information about individual GPS locations, Wi-Fi, or mobile networks being used. But a data provision that is only used to contact trace individuals susceptible to coronavirus has been withdrawn and substituted with a statement noting that police “can collect any data, including TraceTogether data, for criminal investigations.”
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