Dealing from bottom of the deck on the Public Services Card

The government is clinging to its legal advice on the PSC data fiasco. It needs to admit it was wrong and change course immediately

22nd September, 2019
Helen Dixon, the Data Protection Commissioner: her report will surely survive a legal challenge Fergal Phillips

Last Friday, the Convention Centre in Dublin was heaving with the great and the good of the international tech industry. It was the location for the government’s Digital Summit. Opening the event, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar extolled the virtues of the digital revolution. In the first keynote, Kent Walker, a vice-president at Google, commended what he called the government’s tremendous leadership on digital policy. And, at a full plenary panel, international experts debated the future of...

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