MCI's response to PQ on Safeguards and Measures on Singpass Facial Verification
Parliament Sitting on 7 February 2024
QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
1. Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether any attempts to breach Singpass facial verification have been detected since it was launched; and (b) what safeguards and measures have been taken to ensure that Singpass facial verification cannot be breached by deepfakes or other clones generated by artificial intelligence.
Since the launch of facial verification on Singpass, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) has not detected breaches. Our agencies continuously monitor, test and work on improvements. It is best we maintain operational security over the technical details.