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Jack Jones writes:

Got a Public Services Card today and there is no longer a chip on it. The Text from the accompanying letter includes the following: ‘ This card does not contain your data electronically on a chip but data is contained in the magnetic strip on the back of the card….’

I am wondering does the change relate to the findings of the DPC [Data Protection Commission]?

Anyone?

14 thoughts on “Ask A Broadsheet Reader

  1. Jonjo

    Well Jack, I think, and I’m no expert, that the card does not contain your data electronically on a chip but data is contained in the magnetic strip on the back of the card

  2. Joe cool

    could someone please explain to me the hullabaloo over the P.S.C. I genuinely don’t understand the issue

  3. Prob is Jeff,

    The strip does not contain your data, the strip contains just enough data to unlock your details on the terminal the card scanner is linked to. The card isa a red herring, the purpose of the card is to have you consent to having your picture taken, then stored & linked to a data base. Once proccessed in this way the photo becomes biometric no matter what they tell you.
    The end game os to have a consolidated data base of alll your public and private inflormation, health, finance, political leanings, legal, motoring, travel, insurance etc..etc..

    Accessible by the unaccountable, sharded, sold and abused by who knows.

    None of this will ever come back to haunt you.

    1. jonsmoke

      and use that information to design more effective and efficient public services and to supporr policy decisions……

    2. SB

      …and stop people/cultures/nationalities from making multiple social welfare claims under different identities

  4. ollie

    “and use that information to design more effective and efficient public services and to supporr policy decisions……”

    FG propaganda lives!

  5. Murtles

    Ironically no personal information was ever stored on PSC cards even though the capacity was there if ever it was needed. The PC Brigade were up in arms for nothing just as it was/still is a photo card with just a name and PPSN on it. The PPSN is encoded in the magnetic strip for read by post office and social welfare office machines and an extra code for buses to read if Free Travel is allowed. When the stock of chipped cards ran out, the new batch was purchased without chips. Mmmmmm chips…..

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