Over three million photographs are held in the department’s facial matching database for the public services card

The Data Protection Commission has said it is investigating “potential breaches” of the General Data Protection Regulation by a Government department,(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said her focus was “firmly on employment, pension reform, and reducing child poverty”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 171 cases of suspected identity fraud have been detected as a result of registrations by welfare claimants for the public services card, the Depa(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the use of facial-imaging software is compliant with the law

The use of facial imaging software by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to detect potential identity fraud is “compliant with(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has confirmed that the secretary general instructed that changes be made to the privacy policy.

The secretary general of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection ordered changes to the department’s new privacy policy last week w(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said a reference to its collection of biometric data in a new privacy policy was ‘in error’.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has said a reference to processing biometric data on individuals included in its new privac(...)

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Digital Rights Ireland are concerned about the possibility of discrimination against those most dependent on State services and about the lack of a legislative basis or independent supervision for the card.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is seeking tenders for new facial matching software to support up to 20,000 registrations a(...)

The Department of Social Protection says 3.034 million public services cards had been issued by the end of 2017.

A Government target to issue at least three million public services cards by the end of 2017 has been reached, according to the Department of Employme(...)

The Government is seeking tenders for strategic and technical support in relation to aspects of the public services card project.

The Government has sought tenders for “expert and experienced technical advice” on aspects of the public services card, which was initially rolled out(...)

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is open to spending some €100,000 hiring consultants to provide training for staff on how to write in ‘plain English’.

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is open to spending some €100,000 hiring consultants to provide training for staff on how t(...)

The Government is to publish new employment rights legislation in the coming weeks. Photograph: Getty

Proposed new Government legislation aimed at providing greater rights to workers in low-paid and vulnerable employment is full of holes, the trade uni(...)

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