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Singapore admits it should have explained COVID app data could be used by cops

jmch Silver badge

They claimed the data wouldn't be shared while the legal status was that it could. Politicians and governments pull off this sort of shit all the time - making grand claims about some legislation or program that are not matched by the actual legal text.

Ideally one could apply a sort of constitutional consumer warranty to law, ie if a lawmaker or government has said, in their official capacity (ie not a campaign speech) that law x will or will not do y, then if the law's text deviates from the official claims it automatically invalidates the law or that part of it about which the claim was made. Wishful thinking, I know!!!

More pragmatically, make sure to know what you're signing up for!!!

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