ICCL Position on Provisions in the Twenty-Eighth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2007: Commentary on Strict/Absolute Liability and Soft Information, April 2007.
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The Data Protection Commissioner has said the government has no legal right to insist on the card for services outside of welfare.
If you have a card, your personal information could be used unlawfully and stored in a way that makes it vulnerable to theft.
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