Advertisement
Dublin: 16 °C Friday 24 September, 2021

#PSC

Data Protection Commission launches new investigation over Public Services Card
# Investigation
From TheJournal.ie
# Investigation

Data Protection Commission launches new investigation over Public Services Card

Aug 24th 2021, 3:17 PM 25,958 Views 16 Comments

The Public Services Card was brought in in 2011.

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

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

Dec 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,913 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

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

Nov 20th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,107 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”.

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

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 34,848 Views 64 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,089 Views 73 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 36,365 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

Updated Sep 18th 2019, 4:42 PM 24,075 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
From TheJournal.ie
# 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.

Government claims that withdrawal of PSC could be illegal as it sets up battle with data watchdog
# Public Services Card
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 13,723 Views 57 Comments

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

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

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

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

Sep 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 13,144 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

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

Sep 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 26,753 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

'A mistake government doesn't need to make': Refusing to publish PSC report 'absurd', activists claim
# PSC
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 training manuals for civil servants: Facial image matching, 'voice biometrics' and identity tokens
# Public Services Card
From TheJournal.ie
# Public Services Card

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

Aug 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 23,600 Views 62 Comments

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

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

'There's no get out jail free card on this': What next for the Public Services Card?
# What Now?
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 34,235 Views 60 Comments

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

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# 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.

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

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

Aug 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,917 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
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 33,032 Views 119 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 33,909 Views 65 Comments

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

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

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

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

'I felt so humiliated, I burst into tears': Woman questions why she was asked for adoption cert when applying for PSC
# Public Services Card
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 67,164 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.

The government wants to know if you're okay with it using your PPS number to clean up the electoral register
# Electoral Reform
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 staff losing battle to stay on as department confirms contracts to be 'phased out' in 2019
# Public Services Card
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 48,228 Views 47 Comments

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

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

The department has pinpointed 28 cases in this year alone.

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won
# No Love For Tender
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 41,354 Views 67 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

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

Shane Ross has been telling people they don't need a PSC to get a theory test. But they do
# Crossed Wires
From TheJournal.ie
# 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 42,477 Views 49 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.

1 2