Tan also said that the Singaporean government is the “custodian of the TraceTogether data”, and that “stringent measures are put in place to safeguard this personal data”. He also quotes the penalty for government officials misusing the data, which is a fine of up to SGD5000 (~RM15223) or jail time of up to two years.
On one hand, this revelation didn’t exactly come in good taste. This is especially considering the way things were framed initially. But on the flip side, This should be something that is to be expected with anything that collects data, even if that data is meant to be something innocuous, or even beneficial.