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Singapore passes urgent bill to limit police use of Covid-19 contact-tracing data

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 02 Feb 2021 20:47
  • 02 Feb 2021 20:59
Singapore’s parliament yesterday passed an urgent bill limiting  police access to Covid-19 contract-tracing data to seven serious crimes, in an attempt to regain public trust after the backlash to last month’s revelation that law enforcers can access the data under existing laws. 
The bill, an amendment to the Covid-19 temporary

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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