Nearly 80% of the nation’s population uses privacy issues as the TraceTogether method
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Previously, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that privacy issues need to be balanced against the need to curb the spread of the virus and keep the economy open. In recent months, only a handful of local Covid 19 cases have been identified in Singapore, and its robust disease surveillance and contact-tracking efforts have been internationally lauded, including by the World Health Organization. Last year, the New South Wales Department of Health said that a big concern with the app – which, if used by law enforcement, would also have privacy consequences – was wrongly recognizing close contacts. “There were neighbors in the same apartment buildings or nearby houses, there were office workers who worked on different floors in the case, there were people who were in different restaurants with the case, [or]that was still on the same street or maybe a few doors down or even across the street from the case,” said researcher Jana Sisnowski. Using Reuters.