Broken promises: how Singapore lost trust on contact tracing privacy | Curio

Broken promises: how Singapore lost trust on contact tracing privacy

7 mins | Jan 26, 2021

Guarantees that Singaporean phone data would only be used to fight COVID-19 were hollow. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's response was hailed as one of the most effective around the world. Aided by government-backed technology and a private venture, Singaporeans were offered tools that could help track the spread of the virus effectively. However, their use came at a price: their private data, and most worryingly, the implications could stretch beyond the country’s borders. Kirsten Han investigates in MIT Technology Review.

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From MIT Technology Review