Speaking on the sidelines of the Singapore International Cyber Week, chief executive David Koh said that sharing of personal data among law enforcement agencies.
He was responding to a question on whether authorities would condone a move to scan email accounts a move or respond to such requests to share personal data among agencies.
“There are competing demands, (for) individual personal data protection, security, and national security … it’s not so simple … Under certain circumstances, it would be — in my opinion — in the national interest, in the interest of citizens that information, perhaps of any attack, is allowed to be shared among law enforcement agencies.”
Koh did not elaborate on who would make the call to share such personal data, but he did say that the Cyber Security Agency would have to coordinate closely with the Ministry of Home Affairs and work out how to develop operational processes.
Koh said that under certain circumstances such as those involving terrorists there would be an impetus to share personal data.