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From TheJournal.ie Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

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

From TheJournal.ie Criminal sanctions possible if government ignores watchdog’s orders on Public Services Card PSC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card? Podcast

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minister to publish Commission's PSC report 'in the next week or so' PSC

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says his officials were 'vindicated' over stance on Public Services Card for driving tests PSC

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission to seek enforcement action over government's refusal to comply with PSC findings Public Services Card

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Why is the government set for a showdown in court over the findings of the PSC report? What Now?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Government to continue processing PSC data in defiance of Data Protection Commissioner ruling Public Services Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dept Social Protection to publish Commission's PSC report 'once full consideration is complete' PSC

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says Exclusive

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Spark public debate': Spotlight on Public Services Card as data watchdog probe at 'advanced stage' PSC

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Vast majority of organisations asked about the PSC said they don't benefit from using it Survey

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'In-depth' government survey says 96% of people are happy with PSC process Questionable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Facial imaging software has been used to detect €4 million worth of identity fraud Public Services Card

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

The department has pinpointed 28 cases in this year alone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC Deep Impact

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

From TheJournal.ie It's official - the PSC will be pulled as a mandatory requirement for your driver theory test One By One

It's official - the PSC will be pulled as a mandatory requirement for your driver theory test

The news is not unexpected given the RSA has pulled back on requiring a Public Services Card in order to apply for a driving licence.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on Driving In Circles

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on

The RSA spent €2 million on making the PSC mandatory for driving licence applications – before Transport Minister Shane Ross pulled the plug over concerns doing so was illegal.

From TheJournal.ie 'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later Battle Of Wills

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

From TheJournal.ie TDs and senators face Leinster House lockout unless they get Public Services Card PSC Gone Mad

TDs and senators face Leinster House lockout unless they get Public Services Card

PSC scanners have been fitted to doors of Dáil and Seanad chamber, the Dáil bar and canteen.

From TheJournal.ie It turns out you WON'T need a PSC to apply for your driving licence after all Voluntary Not Compulsory

It turns out you WON'T need a PSC to apply for your driving licence after all

At least not for in-person applications. Previously, the RSA had said the card would be a mandatory requirement for anyone looking to apply for a licence from 9 April.

From TheJournal.ie Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together Tmi

Woman applying for PSC asked for partner's name, date of birth, and how long they'd been living together

Such questions appear to go beyond the remit of what can be asked of a person registering for the controversial Public Services Card.

From TheJournal.ie Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two Love Me Tender

Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two

The PSC project shows no signs of slowing despite concerns over the card’s legality and its compliance with the forthcoming EU data protection regulation.

From TheJournal.ie 'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC The Third Degree

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

From TheJournal.ie You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April Feature Creep

You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April

Driving licence applications will become the latest state process to be added to the Public Services Card’s remit in just under seven weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb Grave Concerns

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who stole €140k worth of fraudulent benefits caught after picture taken for Public Services Card Maria Redmond

Woman who stole €140k worth of fraudulent benefits caught after picture taken for Public Services Card

Maria Redmond (60) claimed an invalidity pension for 13 years while she was working as a cleaner in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children.

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