Ireland’s Digital Covid Cert system is among the EU’s most robust, minister says

Ossian Smyth told an Oireachtas committee that the government has made contact with the Data Protection Commission in an attempt to make sure the process is fully compliant with GDPR regulations

Ossian Smyth said the state had been ‘very mindful’ of implementing the EU Digital Covid Cert system in a way that protected people’s personal data. Picture:

The government minister in charge of implementing the EU Digital Covid Cert has said Ireland’s implementation of the system is one of the most “robust” in Europe.

Ossian Smyth told Oireachtas transport committee that the state has been “very mindful” of protecting people’s personal data despite concerns from the DPC.

In his opening statement, seen by the Business Post, Smyth also said the state has been “very mindful of developing the certificate in a way ...