ICCL and Digital Rights Ireland host Public Meeting on Public Sector Cards

Public meeting on Public Service Cards and a National Biometric Database


Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Digital Rights Ireland will be hosting a public meeting on the introduction of public service cards and the national biometric database. The meeting will take place between 11am – 1pm on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 at Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.


The meeting is aimed at drawing together leading experts from Ireland and abroad with a view to identifying the key human rights issues arising from the introduction of the Public Service Card scheme. Through a set of panel discussions, participants will be encouraged to agree on the steps required to advance the protection of these human rights.


Karlin Lillington, journalist with The Irish Times will chair the meeting and panel speakers will include:

  • Simon McGarr – McGarr Solicitors
  • Dr TJ McIntyre – University College Dublin and Digital Rights Ireland
  • Dr Maria Murphy – Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Dr Tom Fisher – Privacy International
  • Dr John Welford – NO2ID
  • Elizabeth Farries – International Network of Civil Liberties Organisations


Further details and information about the Irish Council for Civil Liberties are available here.


Registration for this is event is free, but places are limited and we request anyone interested  to please contact Roisin Giles at ICCL at info@iccl.ie


For Press Queries contact: David O’Donnell, DHR Communications, Tel: 01-4200580 / 086-1081139



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