Apple should face same grilling over privacy as politicians

Apple should face same grilling over privacy as politicians

The data watchdog’s findings on the Public Services Card raise important questions, but the issue is not on the scale of the Siri debacle

Apart from Brexit, one topic is likely to loom large when the Dáil meets after the summer break.

Social protection minister Regina Doherty and finance minister Paschal Donohoe will face hard questions over their support for extending the official use of the Public Services Card (PSC) despite doubts about its legality.

Critics of the card had their views largely endorsed last month by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon’s ruling that there was no legal...

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