Consider This: MySejahtera (Part 3) – Is Privacy A Problem?
September 23, 2021
The MySejahtera app was initially developed – for free – to help the Health Ministry monitor the spread of Covid-19. It was designed to allow for contact tracing, while providing users with information on their Covid-19 risk status and the necessary preventive measures required to be taken.More than a year after it was released, the functions have since been expanded. What are the trade-offs involved in the route the government has taken in using digital technology to manage this public health crisis? Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan speak to Jac Sm Kee, Co-Director, Centre for Independent Journalism Malaysia.