Jul 142010
 July 14, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Sean Flynn reports:

The Department of Education says it will revise its arrangements for collecting information from schools after the Data Protection Commission warned it could be in breach of legislation.

In discussions with the commission earlier this year, the department confirmed it would seek parental consent in relation to the collection of sensitive personal data.

On RTÉ’s News At One yesterday Gary Davis, the Deputy Data Commissioner, said parents were often unaware information given to the schools was forwarded to the department.

This can include sensitive personal information including PPS numbers and medical card status.

Read more in the Irish Times.

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