Submission by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality on the Bail Bill 2015.
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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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