S’poreans ready to give up some privacy for safety: IPS study

A study by the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, released on 25 May 2020, has shown that Singaporeans are willing to sacrifice some level of privacy amid the coronavirus pandemic in order to keep safe and resume their normal activities as soon as possible, but the type of technology and how it is used will determine public acceptability. The survey also showed that just under half of Singapore residents are agreeable to having their cellphone data tracked without their consent for the sake of contact tracing and that nearly six in ten support the use of CCTV cameras to monitor people’s movements during the circuit breaker period.