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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (18 Sep 2019)

John Brady: ...General is not made public but there is a strong argument for the third party advice to be issued. Some 3.2 million people had no choice but to get the public services card because it was mandatory but not compulsory. Reading between the lines, the Government is not going to implement the findings of the Data Protection Commissioner and will continue to illegally implement the use of...

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (17 Sep 2019)

Micheál Martin: ...a public services card to avail of other services. Citizens are entitled to services by dint of a basic entitlement, not because they have a particular card. The Minister at the time said it was mandatory but not compulsory, whatever that meant. The Commissioner for Data Protection said basically that-----

Seanad: Data Sharing and Governance Bill 2018: Committee Stage (26 Jun 2018)

Alice-Mary Higgins: the committee. We are awaiting a report from the Data Protection Commissioner who is considering the now notorious issue of whether the public services card is compulsory but not mandatory or mandatory but not compulsory. The issue is whether it is appropriate to make the presentation of a public services card and-or public service identity data set number, which are effectively the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection: Public Services Card: Discussion (Resumed) (22 Feb 2018)

John Brady: ...How many cards do the officials anticipate will be issued? A lot of the debate and controversy has been fuelled by the officials' own Minister, Deputy Regina Doherty, who stated that the card was mandatory but not compulsory. There is still a lot of concern. Any time Ministers open their mouths, they seem to muddy the waters even further. There is still huge concern that this is...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: General Scheme of the Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2017: Discussion (Resumed) (15 Nov 2017)

Clare Daly: It puts the onus on us to look at the bigger picture. The Communications (Data Retention) Bill 2017 only deals with communications data and personal data are outside its scope, but do witnesses have a view on the personal data in vast databases which are shared by public bodies without any oversight? I refer to the mandatory, but not compulsory, public services cards and health identifiers...

Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (3 Oct 2017)

Mattie McGrath: ...significant concern is the one dealing with the public services card and the circumstances in which it will be mandatory. Much has been made of the Minister's celebrated remark that the card is mandatory but not compulsory. What is the difference? Which comes first? I am not sure that this provided the reassurance for which many were looking. I do not believe it provided any. In...

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