The Big Story Ep 68: Police can access TraceTogether data – how will it affect future uptake rate? 10:09 mins Synopsis: This is a special episode of The Straits Times' video series The Big Story. Following the Jan 4 statement on the Singapore Police Force's access to TraceTogether data, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan - Foreign Affairs Minister and Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation initiative - clarified the purposes of TraceTogether. He reaffirmed that the token and mobile application do not have the capabilities to track the GPS locations of individuals, but collects only Bluetooth proximity data on a temporary basis. Dr Balakrishnan was backed by Minister of Law and Home Affairs Mr K. Shanmugam, who explained that the police will only acquire the data for serious criminal investigations. ST's Singapore editor Zakir Hussain shares his take with The Big Story host Olivia Quay. Produced and edited by: ST Video team and Muhammad Firmann Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Discover ST & BT podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stbtpodcasts https://bt.sg/moneyhacks Feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org --- Discover more niche podcast series by ST and BT below: Follow BT Money Hacks Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks Follow BT Mark To Market Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt Follow Health Check Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWaN Follow Green Pulse Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWaf Follow Asian Insider Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWa7 Follow Lunch With Sumiko Podcast on: https://str.sg/J6hQ Follow #PopVultures Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWad Follow Life Weekend Picks Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWa2 Follow #GameOfTwoHalves Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWRE Follow Bookmark This! Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWas Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.