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Poll: Are you happy to give your data for a Public Services Card?

Are you happy to go through a face-to-face registration to get a card?

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ARE YOU COMFORTABLE with giving your information for a Public Services Card?

Applying for a card could require ‘face-to-face’ registration, PPS number, name and a photo – but the Department of Social Protection hasn’t completely ruled out the introduction of more data requirements at a later date.

The ID card will be needed to access social welfare payments, some passport applications, citizenship applications and some government online services. Already, over 2 million people in the Irish State have the card, which is used to access social welfare.

But concerns have been raised that additional services for which the card is necessary could also be added later, and the government has been accused of “bringing in mandatory identity cards for Irish citizens” by stealth.

So, what are your thoughts? Are you happy to give your information for a Public Services Card?


Poll Results:

Yes (7521)
No (4482)
That depends on the data (2648)
I don't know (289)




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