• Oct 23, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

ID card scandal deepens: Irish government vows to defy Data Protection Commission’s ruling against Public Services Card

Two years ago, Privacy News Online wrote about Ireland’s plans to introduce an identity card by stealth. The Irish government pretended that its Public Services Card (PSC) was not an identity card and that its use would not be mandatory. As this blog noted back then, that clearly wasn’t true, because the PSC was indispensable … Continue reading “ID card scandal deepens: Irish government vows to defy Data Protection Commission’s ruling against Public Services Card”

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General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?

A previous post discussed what has happened in the world of the GDPR during its first year. Although only a few rulings have been handed down, there are many legal complaints working their way through the system that could have important implications for the EU. And far beyond, too, as more countries consider bringing in … Continue reading “General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next?”

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  • Aug 7, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Ireland planning to introduce national identity cards by stealth, with no debate and unclear privacy safeguards

National identity cards are an emotive topic. In the UK, the ID card debate raged for years before and after the authorities there passed a law in 2006 to introduce them. Five years later, a change of government saw the law being repealed as a result of widespread public concerns. The Irish government seems to … Continue reading “Ireland planning to introduce national identity cards by stealth, with no debate and unclear privacy safeguards”

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