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# psc - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Data Protection Commission launches new investigation over Public Services Card
# Investigation
# Investigation

Data Protection Commission launches new investigation over Public Services Card

Aug 24th 2021, 3:17 PM 25,942 Views 16 Comments

The Public Services Card was brought in in 2011.

# psc - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Dept said PSC staff would be ‘phased out’ this year. There’s still 80 employed
# Moveable Feast
# Moveable Feast

Dept said PSC staff would be ‘phased out’ this year. There’s still 80 employed

Dec 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,912 Views 18 Comments

Unions had sought permanent contracts for some of these workers, but failed in a number of cases last year.

# psc - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC
# Unlawful Basis
# Unlawful Basis

'I won't lower myself': Angry clashes at committee as Doherty defends government stance on PSC

Nov 21st 2019, 12:52 PM 26,266 Views 41 Comments

There were testy exchanges between the minister and committee members in the Oireachtas this morning.

# psc - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Needing a PSC for National Childcare Scheme is 'illegal and highly discriminatory'

Nov 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,106 Views 16 Comments

The ICCL said a PSC requirement forces people “to hand over their data in exchange for services to which they are already entitled”.

# psc - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned

Nov 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,986 Views 17 Comments

New documents have shown how the Passport Office considered its options before pulling the PSC as a mandatory requirement.

# psc - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money
# Controversy
# Controversy

Department boss says he's 'satisfied' the Public Services Card rollout is value for money

Nov 7th 2019, 8:37 AM 10,840 Views 24 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of Social Protection is due before the PAC today.

# psc - Monday 28 October, 2019

Civil servants plotting mobile phone 'facial recognition' to boost sign-ups for controversial MyGovId platform
# PSC
# PSC

Civil servants plotting mobile phone 'facial recognition' to boost sign-ups for controversial MyGovId platform

Oct 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 34,845 Views 64 Comments

You need a PSC to get a MyGovId, and senior civil servants have looking at expanding the services available on it.

# psc - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Senior civil servant said media outlets had 'agenda' against the Public Services Card

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:05 AM 21,184 Views 50 Comments

The government’s chief information officer singled out the Irish Times in a mail sent to other senior civil servants.

# psc - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings
# PSC
# PSC

Minister accused of damaging Ireland's reputation by appealing the Data Commissioner's PSC findings

Sep 25th 2019, 6:13 PM 16,981 Views 34 Comments

The minister says she has no choice but to appeal the findings in court.

# psc - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times

Sep 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,587 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs was unwilling to make it a requirement.

# psc - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card
# Transparency
# Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,086 Views 73 Comments

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

# psc - Saturday 21 September, 2019

So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now?
# PSC
# PSC

So, what do you need a Public Services Card for right now?

Sep 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 36,320 Views 34 Comments

The government is ploughing ahead with its support for the card, but what do you need it for right now?

# psc - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport
# PSC
# PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

Updated Sep 18th 2019, 4:42 PM 24,068 Views 50 Comments

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card
# PSC
# PSC

Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card

Sep 18th 2019, 12:08 AM 19,019 Views 101 Comments

The long-awaited report into the card was published yesterday evening.

# psc - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog

Sep 17th 2019, 6:38 PM 13,722 Views 57 Comments

A long-awaited probe into the legality of the card was published this evening.

# psc - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Taoiseach: 'Anyone that reads the law will understand why we disagree with the Data Commissioner's report'

Sep 14th 2019, 11:19 AM 23,653 Views 76 Comments

The Taoiseach confirmed that the government has yet to file any court documents appealing findings by the Data Protection Commissioner.

# psc - Friday 13 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

Sep 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 13,136 Views 43 Comments

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

# psc - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so'
# PSC
# PSC

Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so'

Sep 12th 2019, 5:26 PM 20,491 Views 51 Comments

The government is in a showdown with the Data Protection Commissioner over a report on the legality of the PSC.

# psc - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Shane Ross says his officials were 'vindicated' over stance on Public Services Card for driving tests
# PSC
# PSC

Shane Ross says his officials were 'vindicated' over stance on Public Services Card for driving tests

Sep 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 26,752 Views 34 Comments

The decision was made in March 2018 to not make the controversial card mandatory for a driving test.

# psc - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings

Sep 5th 2019, 7:14 PM 26,337 Views 33 Comments

The government is challenging the findings of a landmark report into the legality of the card.

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?
# What Now?
# What Now?

Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report?

Sep 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,956 Views 63 Comments

The government has said this week it will not be implementing the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner.

# psc - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling

Sep 4th 2019, 10:04 AM 13,374 Views 45 Comments

The DPC ruled that there was no legal basis for the Government to process data for the card last month.

# psc - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim
# PSC
# PSC

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:32 PM 14,500 Views 47 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty said 11 days ago the report would be published once her department had considered it.

# psc - Monday 26 August, 2019

PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

PSC training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens

Aug 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,598 Views 62 Comments

Facial recognition is highlighted a number of times across the circulars issued to civil servants on the PSC.

# psc - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Dept Social Protection to publish Commission's PSC report 'once full consideration is complete'
# PSC
# PSC

Dept Social Protection to publish Commission's PSC report 'once full consideration is complete'

Aug 22nd 2019, 2:18 PM 16,241 Views 52 Comments

The DPC rejects government claims that making the card a requirement for services was lawful.

# psc - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'There's no get out jail free card on this': What next for the Public Services Card?
# What Now?
# What Now?

'There's no get out jail free card on this': What next for the Public Services Card?

Aug 18th 2019, 7:15 AM 34,233 Views 60 Comments

The findings by the Data Protection Commissioner open up the possibility of legal action from PSC holders, solicitors say.

# psc - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?

Aug 17th 2019, 10:31 AM 31,263 Views 125 Comments

Over 3.2 million people have been issued a Public Services Card, better known as the mandatory-not-compulsory PSC.

# psc - Friday 16 August, 2019

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says
# Exclusive
# Exclusive

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says

Aug 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,911 Views 32 Comments

The National Driver’s Licence Service says that having a PSC “simplifies” the process of application.

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds
# Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Protection Commissioner

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds

Aug 16th 2019, 12:01 AM 33,020 Views 119 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report has huge implications for the controversial card.

# psc - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage'
# PSC
# PSC

'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage'

Aug 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 33,908 Views 65 Comments

The long-awaited report on the legality of the PSC is expected in the near future.

# psc - Friday 19 July, 2019

Vast majority of organisations asked about the PSC said they don't benefit from using it
# Survey
# Survey

Vast majority of organisations asked about the PSC said they don't benefit from using it

Jul 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 18,396 Views 26 Comments

The Irish Council of Civil Liberties said that there was some confusion and inconsistency from local authorities and other bodies.

# psc - Friday 1 March, 2019

'In-depth' government survey says 96% of people are happy with PSC process
# Questionable
# Questionable

'In-depth' government survey says 96% of people are happy with PSC process

Mar 1st 2019, 5:21 PM 16,658 Views 53 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said 1,001 PSC holders were interviewed about their views – satisfaction rates are quite high.

# psc - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

'I would have the legs cut off me': Doherty says she won't release PSC report until she's given go-ahead

Feb 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 51,972 Views 64 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty clashed with Mick Wallace over the Public Services Card earlier this week.

# psc - Sunday 17 February, 2019

'I felt so humiliated, I burst into tears': Woman questions why she was asked for adoption cert when applying for PSC
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

'I felt so humiliated, I burst into tears': Woman questions why she was asked for adoption cert when applying for PSC

Feb 17th 2019, 8:30 PM 67,163 Views 15 Comments

The woman’s adopted status is not well known and she was unaware she would have to discuss the topic in public.

# psc - Monday 17 December, 2018

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register
# Electoral Reform
# Electoral Reform

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register

Dec 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 58,581 Views 82 Comments

Duplication on the register is rife and changes are needed to ensure Ireland has a modern electoral register, says the minister.

# psc - Sunday 9 December, 2018

PSC staff losing battle to stay on as department confirms contracts to be 'phased out' in 2019
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

PSC staff losing battle to stay on as department confirms contracts to be 'phased out' in 2019

Dec 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 48,227 Views 47 Comments

A number of workers have been unsuccessful in cases at the Workplace Relations Commission arguing their right to a permanent contract.

# psc - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Facial imaging software has been used to detect €4 million worth of identity fraud
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Facial imaging software has been used to detect €4 million worth of identity fraud

Sep 12th 2018, 5:07 PM 25,141 Views 87 Comments

The department has pinpointed 28 cases in this year alone.

# psc - Monday 13 August, 2018

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won
# No Love For Tender
# No Love For Tender

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won

Aug 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 41,353 Views 65 Comments

Security Card Concepts (formerly Biometric Card Services), the company responsible for producing the PSC since 2010, eventually won the bumper contract as the sole bidder

# psc - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Six months a-waiting - the PSC will finally be removed as a requirement for a theory test on 31 August
# Works In Theory
# Works In Theory

Six months a-waiting - the PSC will finally be removed as a requirement for a theory test on 31 August

Aug 5th 2018, 7:30 AM 21,969 Views 32 Comments

How much it’s costing to do so is another matter however.

# psc - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Shane Ross has been telling people they don't need a PSC to get a theory test. But they do
# Crossed Wires
# Crossed Wires

Shane Ross has been telling people they don't need a PSC to get a theory test. But they do

Jul 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 42,476 Views 50 Comments

While the RSA has committed to removing the need to have a PSC in order to get a test, the requirement remains in place.

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