State showing ‘complete immaturity’ on data strategy

State showing ‘complete immaturity’ on data strategy
Helen Dixon: ‘A national identity card has been introduced in Ireland’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Footage of Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon speaking at a recent event in Israel shows her criticising the government’s plans for ID cards, which she warns may breach EU laws

The Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, has accused the government of “complete immaturity” in its data strategy, and said the controversial Public Services Card (PSC) could be in breach of data protection laws.

Dixon has an open investigation into the PSC which began in 2017 after concerns were raised that the government had created a de facto national identity card. A spokesman for the commissioner said the investigation was at an advanced stage.

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