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Singapore used contact tracing data in murder case

Bloomberg1/6/2021 5:58 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Singapore used contact tracing data in murder case
The disclosure adds to concerns over privacy issues in contact tracing programmes.
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Singapore’s government defended the use of contact tracing data in police investigations, as a senior lawmaker said information from the widely-adopted program has already been used once to assist in a murder case.

See: Singapore police may use contact tracing data from TraceTogether for investigations

Speaking in parliament on Tuesday about the city-state’s TraceTogether programme, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said the data would only be used for serious crimes. If of no particular use it would be deleted, otherwise, he said, it would be produced in court and used for trial purposes.

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