Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
282. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress made on the personal access data portal as per Part 8 of the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62574/21]
I am happy to advise that the Office of the Chief Information Officer has been working on the personal access data portal and has completed the prototyping phase of the project. The next phase of the project will involve a Proof of Concept and this work will begin in 2022.
283. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the implications for the roll-out of online public services arising from the recent settlement between the Data Protection Commissioner and the Minister for Social Protection on proceedings relating to the public services card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62575/21]
I was pleased to be informed that an agreement had been reached between the Department of Social Protection and the Data Protection Commission on the processing of personal data in relation to SAFE registration and the Public Services Card (PSC).
The Agreement acknowledges and accepts that the Department and other specified bodies can continue to use MyGovID as the sole means of authenticating identity for the purpose of accessing online services, provided that an alternative service channel is made available.
The MyGovID service is proving to be extremely popular with Ireland one of the fastest growing countries in the world in terms of uptake and usage. The growth in usage and services available will now be able to continue.