Singapore police may use data from the country’s corona app in crime investigations. That reports Reuters news agency.
The TraceTogether app keeps track of who has been in contact with whom via Bluetooth.
Speaking at a session of city-state parliament, Interior Minister Desmond Tan said Monday that “Singaporean police may acquire any data, including TraceTogether’s, for investigation of crimes.”
However, the privacy conditions of the app stated that data is only used for contact research in case of infections with the coronavirus. The conditions have now been amended to state the police powers.
Almost eighty percent of the Singaporean population has the corona app installed. Use of the app is mandatory in public places such as shopping centres.
The app does not keep track of where a user has been. Singapore was the first country to release a corona app.