[COVID-19: Fly’s AM Mayhem and Nandini discuss whether Malaysians are willing for the government to track their phone data.]

[COVID-19: Fly’s AM Mayhem and Nandini discuss whether Malaysians are willing for the government to track their phone data.]

In Singapore, they did a survey on whether people will be okay with getting their phone data tracked without their consent and surprisingly only 50% of the respondents were okay with it.

For Nandini, she’s definitely not okay with a tracker app because she’s more concerned about what will happen to the information the government had stored after this pandemic is over, where the information will go, what are they going to do with it.

Hafiz adds on that if our information falls into the wrong hands, we might get abused and blackmailed. Nobody would want to face that.

Nandini says that this is a matter of privacy and how much of your data are you willing to put online. In fact, we think that we’re secure, we’re safe, but we input so much of our data. Just think about all the basic social media website and how they’re thoroughly listening to us 24/7 because we put everything out there. For example, we use Facebook to log into another website. Everything is out there, yes, but at the same time she will always wonder since we do so many things with our phone, like banking. Money aside, there’s just a lot of sensitive information that is being shared via phone all the time. It’s definitely going to affect privacy to a certain extent but the government haven’t told us exactly what the app will do, and exactly how it will affect our life now and also later. Where is the transparency?

Our information might be sold to scammers for money.

People may misuse it that is the whole point. The point here is that its uncharted territory. There’s a high chance that our personal details are being misused but we don’t know how. Nandini wants to know what are the specifications if the government is going to implement this, exactly how they plan to do this, and exactly how they plan to protect the citizens.

Hafiz agrees with Nandini because if the government is extracting data, they must tell us what kind of data they’re taking and what they’re keeping.

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