On 4th January 2021, the sudden reveal by Minister of State Desmond Tan that TraceTogether data would be used for police investigations sparked a public outcry. In response, Singaporean authorities announced that new legislation setting out seven categories of serious offences for which TraceTogether data could only be used for in police investigations would be introduced.

In this infographic, CAPE highlights how the people’s voice successfully pushed for the new legislation. We hope this encourages Singaporeans to have a conversation on data protection and privacy concerns especially as Singapore evolves into a SMART nation where there is a risk of personal data being widely collected, inadequately protected and easily misused.

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