TraceTogether: A chance for Singapore to restore track record on data privacy and security

Article published in Today (22 May 2020)

TraceTogether: A chance for Singapore to restore track record on data privacy and security

Nearly 13 per cent of Singapore residents had installed TraceTogether in the three days following its release in March.

The overall rate of adoption has largely plateaued, but it stands to reason that for the app to function effectively, the rate of installations still needs to rise significantly. The question is how to convince more residents to do so.

The most compelling ways to do this may not have anything to do with the app, but with how the Government signals its acknowledgment of its responsibilities as a custodian of public data.

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Photo by Ooi Boon Keong/TODAY

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