Singapore police had used COVID-19 contact tracing data in murder probe

The Singapore government has defended its decision to allow the police to access the country’s COVID-19 contact tracing data when necessary, in order to safeguard public safety and interest. It reveals that data collected via the TraceTogether platform already has been tapped at least once to assist in a homicide investigation.

Its defence came a day after it confirmed COVID-19 contact tracing data could be pulled by local law enforcers to aid in criminal cases. This contradicted previous assertions the government repeatedly made that the data would only be be accessed if the user tests positive for the virus and was contacted by the contact tracing team.

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Source: ZDNet