Fri, 10 Jul, 2020
Ireland’s newest mobile phone network has removed the controversial Public Services Card as a requested form of identification after concerns were raised with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2019
An alternative method for applying for the new National Childcare Scheme online, other than the public services card, was dramatically dropped on the advice of a State body with responsibility for the card’s expansion in January 2018.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
The Government’s decision to challenge the Data Protection Commissioner’s highly adversarial rulings on the Public Services Card has been condemned as “ludicrous” and “incredibly bizarre”.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
Freedom to express an opinion is one of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution. Courts have interpreted that right to include statements that may be disagreeable, disturbing, and even offensive to others. Up to last week’s referendum, that right, or liberty, was tempered by a provision that declared blasphemy an exception.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2018
The Government is to ask the State’s legal experts to examine the law around its right to access communications data but not before it gives law enforcement agencies the power to intercept email and internet content.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has warned that gardaí are taking part in “sinister” acts breaching private citizens’ rights after it emerged that the force has used covert surveillance and tapped journalists’ phones and computers.
Sun, 17 Jan, 2016
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has warned gardaí are taking part in "sinister" acts which breach private citizens' rights after it emerged journalists' phones and computers have been tapped and subjected to covert surveillance by the force.
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016
Senior civil servants are to face calls to appear again before an Oireachtas committee after a second organisation seemed to distance itself from suggestions that it was “satisfied” with privacy provisions of the postcode to be launched this year.
Sat, 17 Jan, 2015
A digital rights advocacy group has echoed the Data Protection Commissioner’s privacy concerns about the new postcode and has warned Communications Minister Alex White that his department is "taking a dangerous and needless step into the unknown" with the €27m Eircode project.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015