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 Independent.ie. He’s concerned that the use of a 7-digit postcode could make identification or re-identification easier.