January 02, 2008
Privacy International (PI) rates Singapore as "an endemic surveillance society" in its survey.
The worst ranking EU country is the United Kingdom, which again fell into the "black" category along with Russia and Singapore.
- No right to privacy under constitution, though the High Court has ruled that personal information may be protected under duty of confidences
- No statutory protections, and has been under review for thirteen years
- Judicial warrants are not necessary for surveillance
- ID required for using ISP's
- Data-sharing with government is not necessarily on legal basis
- No workplace surveillance regulation as this is regulated under property law
- Some protections for genetic testing
- 'Biopass' is a passport with fingerprint and facial biometrics