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

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

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 70...

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