22 Sep Data Privacy Problems Ignored by State Reflects on Public Services Card
Concerns loom over the implementation of the Public Services Card (PSC) in Ireland. The card was officially made available in 2011 and today, close to 2.8 million have it.
Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, explained that the card are “mandatory but not compulsory”. However, in a report from Irish Times, social welfare payouts have been denied to an elderly female because she declined to get a PSC.
TJ McIntyre, Chairman of Digital Rights Ireland, cautioned that the PSC seemed like a secret identity card after the government announced that citizen will need a PSC to acquire a passport.
Source: Irish Times