Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (325)

Paul Murphy


325. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the length of time her Department retains data on the route, time and date of journeys taken by individual public service travel pass users in view of the fact that the Secretary General of her Department acknowledged to the Committee of Public Accounts that data is retained. [48108/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Free Travel Pass usage data, received by my Department from the National Transport Authority, verifies that a Free Travel Pass was used at a particular time and date on an Integrated Ticketing System enabled vehicle. This usage data is non-identifying and does not provide journey duration or fare collected. This ITS usage data is retained by my Department for 13 months.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.