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Covid19: Delisted PCI Limited Awarded Tender To Build TraceTogether Tokens

Government Technology Agency (GovTech) announced it had awarded a $6 million tender to a Singapore-based electronics maker PCI Pte Ltd to manufacture TraceTogether Tokens. The $6 million dollars will be used to supply an initial 300,000 dongles, worth about $20 each. The first batch of Token should be delivered in the second half of June 2020. If the PAP successfully pushes through with its plan to tag every Singaporean, PCI Limited stands to gain access to a business potentially worth more than $110 million once Tokens are made for all 5.7 million residents.

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Will Data Collected By TraceTogether App Intrude Personal Privacy?

The Ministry of Health and GovTech recently launched an app TraceTogether to help with contact tracing for the COVID-19 pandemic happening in Singapore. In the event TraceTogether users test positive for COVID-19, they are legally obliged to share their data logs with contact tracers. There is uncertainty what the data logs look like. It is also worth noting that personal information can be extrapolated from anonymised data, by using other tracing methods such as CCTV footage and interviews.

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BEWARE OF SCAMMERS OFFERING $ FOR SINGPASS PASSWORDS & ACC DETAILS

GovTech understands that a few members of the public had been approached by individuals who claimed they were from the Government, and had been offered cash in exchange for their SingPass account details and 2-Step Verification (2FA) passwords. This is a scam. Government officers will not ask for your confidential information including SingPass passwords, nor provide monetary incentive in exchange for them. We have advised affected individuals to lodge a police report.

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