Bill introduced to make clear TraceTogether, SafeEntry data can be used to look into only 7 types of serious crimes

SINGAPORE – Contact tracing data is reserved strictly for the fight against the coronavirus and investigations into the most serious crimes, under proposed legal changes that will override all other legislation.

This means that public agencies cannot cite other laws to compel the use or disclosure of the personal data. It can be used only for tracing contacts to combat the pandemic or for investigations into very serious crimes such as murder and terrorism.

The proposed law follows an outcry after it emerged the police could obtain TraceTogether data for criminal inquiries.

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