Published: 04 April 2022
Mr Leon Perera: To ask 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, Minister for Home Affairs and Ministry for Law:
1. 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.