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OGCIO clarifies online rumours
     In response to online rumours about potential security risk in the StayHomeSafe system, a spokesman for the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer made the following clarification today (March 27):  

     The StayHomeSafe (SHS) system is resided on Government private cloud platform. All data collected via the SHS system are stored on Government private cloud and protected by multiple layers of defense to ensure information security.

     The SHS system has undergone security and privacy assessment and audit before launch. The SHS mobile app has also passed relevant reviews before it is put on the respective app stores.

     The app requires only users' phone numbers for registration purpose. No other personal data will be collected.
Ends/Friday, March 27, 2020
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