11 Aug '17, 7am

Commentary: To benefit Singaporeans, Smart Nation must leverage big data, overcome privacy issues

SINGAPORE: As we head into the final third of 2017, it has become clear that one of the striking themes cutting across national-level discussions this year is the deliberate need for Singapore to truly charge forward in becoming a Smart Nation. Among the various purposes of Smart Nation, the one that ought to appeal to most Singaporeans is the ambition to harness digital technology and leverage big data to realise a nation where people live meaningful and fulfilled lives, and create possibilities for ourselves beyond what we imagine possible. In his recent National Day message delivered last week, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of “analysing big data to improve public services”. Most of the questions filed by our Members of Parliament for the Committee of Supply debate earlier this year highlighted this important aspect of Smart Nation and emphasised five key domains...

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