Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Questions (45)

Brendan Howlin


45. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to proceed with the second generation of the public services card in view of the recent report by the Data Protection Commission; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38880/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Following a public procurement process, the tender for the supply of the production, personalisation and distribution of the Public Services Card (PSC) and the provision of associated services was awarded to Security Card Concepts in July 2018 for a period of three years. The supplier is based in Bray. This is simply a new supply contract, it is not a new generation card.

The Public Services Card (PSC) continues to be supplied.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.