Let us have data for breakfast together


Academic Views

Shannon Ang, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, is hungry for more data — here he suggests how we can better harness it for Singapore’s collective good. How likely is it that children of poor parents in Singapore are also poor when they grow up? Is it true that companies who hire primarily […]

August 29, 2020

Changes to the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act and implications in the pandemic context


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Associate Professor Warren Chik (Deputy Director, Centre for AI and Data Governance at SMU School of Law) considers forthcoming changes to the Personal Data Protection Act, in light of pandemic control and containment measures. The recently issued Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020 sets out proposed changes to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA), […]

June 25, 2020

Wearables and privacy


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Hallam Stevens (Associate Professor of History at NTU and Associate Director (Academic) of the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity) and Monamie Bhadra Haines (Assistant Professor in Sociology at NTU) comment on the privacy implications of the proposed wearable device for COVID-19 contact tracing. On 5 June, the Singapore government announced that it […]

June 16, 2020

Does Singapore need mandatory contact tracing apps?


Academic Views, Coronavirus

Monamie Bhadra Haines (Assistant Professor in Sociology at NTU) and Hallam Stevens (Associate Professor of History at NTU and Associate Director (Academic) of the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity) argue against using mandatory contact tracing apps in the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many governments around the world are now […]

May 18, 2020