May 122014
 May 12, 2014  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Shane Phelan reports:

Government plans to introduce a postcode system next year have hit a major stumbling block after the Data Protection Commissioner voiced concerns about potential damage to people’s privacy.

The commissioner, Billy Hawkes, made a series of hard-hitting comments about the postcode plan, Eircode, which will cost €24m to implement over the next 10 years.

Read more on The He’s concerned that the use of a 7-digit postcode could make identification or re-identification easier.

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