From top Then Fine Gael Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe launching the Public Service Card in 2016; Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty,
The Data Protection Commissioner’s report [ which stated there is no legal basis for people having to present a PSC in respect of any transaction between a person and a public body outside the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection] led to calls for the resignation of Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, whose department has overseen the project.
But now in a Government memo, jointly presented with the Department of Public Expenditure, Ms Doherty will tell Ministers that the Government is to fight the decision.
The Government will challenge the decision in court and defend the continued use of the card. They will also decline to publish the full report of the commissioner’s office.
Really disappointing! The Public Services Card has already been an enormous drain on financial resources – not to mention the costs to our privacy. This court challenge will only further burden the people in Ireland. #psc https://t.co/sdDWHaMGEu
— Elizabeth Farries (@e_farries) September 3, 2019
Previously: Regina Responds