USE OF TRACETOGETHER DATA FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

MP Leon Perera

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Home Affairs since the introduction of TraceTogether (a) how many criminal investigations have TraceTogether data been used for; (b) what categories under the Seventh Schedule of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act do these investigations come under; and (c) whether the TraceTogether data has inadvertently been used for any criminal investigations that do not come under the Seventh Schedule.

Mr K Shanmugam: The Police have only requested for TraceTogether data once, for a murder that occurred in May 2020. This request was discussed in Parliament in February 2021, during the Second Reading of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment) Bill. TraceTogether data has not been used for any criminal investigations since, neither for offences under the Seventh Schedule, nor for offences outside the Seventh Schedule.

Ministry of Home Affairs
4 April 2022

https://sprs.parl.gov.sg/search/sprs3topic?reportid=written-answer-na-10341

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