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#PSC

# psc - Saturday 14 September, 2019

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.

# psc - Friday 13 September, 2019

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?

# psc - Thursday 12 September, 2019

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.

# psc - Sunday 8 September, 2019

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.

# psc - Thursday 5 September, 2019

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.

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.

# psc - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

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.

# psc - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'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.

# psc - Monday 26 August, 2019

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.

# psc - Thursday 22 August, 2019

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.

# psc - Sunday 18 August, 2019

'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.

# psc - Saturday 17 August, 2019

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.

# psc - Friday 16 August, 2019

'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.

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.

# psc - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'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.

# psc - Friday 19 July, 2019

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.

# psc - Friday 1 March, 2019

'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.

# 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

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

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

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 Exclusive

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

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 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

# 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

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

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

# psc - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

'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.

# psc - Monday 21 May, 2018

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.

# psc - Saturday 19 May, 2018

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.

# psc - Monday 2 April, 2018

'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.

# psc - Sunday 1 April, 2018

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.

# psc - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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.

# psc - Sunday 18 March, 2018

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.

# psc - Saturday 24 February, 2018

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.

# psc - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'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.

# psc - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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.

# psc - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'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.

# psc - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

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.

Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the PSC should be linked to social media accounts?

The government has maintained that the card is not a national ID card, but a means to access social welfare services.

# psc - Sunday 21 January, 2018

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status PSC

"It is the worst form of humiliation" - Woman denied Public Services Card due to adopted status

“I just burst out crying,” the 50-year-old woman says. “I really think this is the highest form of discrimination.”

# psc - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card PR

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card

The rollout of the card sparked a storm of publicity about its use last year.

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