Tuesday March 31, 2020

Public services card system may face fines of €1m after data probe

The project was seriously undermined by the Data Protection Commissioner last week after a report found there was no legal basis it for it being used in any instances other than claiming social welfare payments

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
18th August, 2019

The controversial public services card (PSC) faces deeper scrutiny from the data watchdog under stringent EU laws which allow for fines of up to €1 million.

The PSC project was seriously undermined by the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) last week after a report found there was no legal basis it for it being used in any instances other than claiming social welfare payments.

The card has cost over €60 million to roll out to almost...

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