Pritam: Is TraceTogether police access worth compromising trust?

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Wed, Feb 03, 2021 – 5:50 AM


Workers’ Party Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh asked if it was worth compromising the trust “needed to win the Covid-19 fight”, for the sake of adding to the police’s existing “abundance of investigative tools”.



Dr Balakrishnan said: “We acknowledge our error in not stating that data from TraceTogether is not exempt from the Criminal Procedure Code.”


BOTH sides of the House saw the issue of police access to TraceTogether data as one of balancing public health against public safety, but disagreed on the balance of risks, in Tuesday’s debate on a Bill to formalise the government’s approach.

Workers’ Party Member of…

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