Singapore Contact Tracing Data Available to Police

“The police must be given the tools to bring criminals to justice … especially in very serious cases where lives are at stake, it is not reasonable for us to say that certain classes of data should be out of reach of the police.”
– Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, reneging on previous promises that data collected by the nation’s robust contact tracing smartphone app TraceTogether (used by 78% of its population) would be off-limits to police
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