—(1) The Minister may, in writing, authorise a specified person, or any person included in a specified class of persons —
to access identifying information or passenger information of the kind specified in the Minister’s authorisation; or
to disclose, on written request, identifying information or passenger information of the kind specified in the Minister’s authorisation, to another specified person, or another person included in a specified class of persons, in the Minister’s authorisation,
for the purpose or purposes specified in the Minister’s authorisation.
(2) The Minister shall specify in an authorisation under this section, as the purpose or purposes for which access or disclosure is authorised, one or more of the following purposes, and no other:
combating document and identity fraud in immigration matters;
assisting in the identification of, and authenticating the identity of, any person who may be required by or under this Act to provide a personal identifier;
improving the efficiency and integrity of immigration processing at authorised landing places, airports, train checkpoints or points of entry;
assisting in the identification of, and authenticating the identity of, any applicant for or holder of a Singapore visa, and facilitating his entry into Singapore;
enforcement of the criminal law, including investigating or prosecuting a person for an offence under any written law;
administering or managing the storage of identifying information or passenger information;
modifying identifying information to enable it to be matched with other identifying information, or in order to correct errors or ensure compliance with appropriate standards;
identifying non-citizens who are prohibited immigrants, who are of national security concern or who are associated with activities of a criminal nature and whose detention or supervision may be necessary in the interests of public safety, peace and good order;
making decisions under this Act, the Passports Act 2007 or the regulations made under either Act;
preventing, detecting or investigating criminal or terrorist activities or activities which may be prejudicial to the security of Singapore or any part thereof or to the maintenance of public order or essential services;
any other purpose the disclosure of which is required or authorised by or under any written law.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (1)(b), a specified person or a specified class of persons to whom identifying information or passenger information may be disclosed to may include a police force, a law enforcement body or a border control body of a foreign country.