Minster reacts to PSC report
Minister reacts to DPC report on Public Service Card issues


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00:00 - 00:03The DPC's final report on PSC is in
00:04 - 00:05To remind you,
00:05 - 00:07We'd embedded PSC in these agencies.
00:08 - 00:12The DPC's report significantly curtails this.
00:12 - 00:15Her findings are we only have a legal basis for our Dept
00:17 - 00:19But the biometrics is OK right?
00:19 - 00:21And replacing the DPO was fine, right?
00:24 - 00:26Minister,
00:27 - 00:28Not quite
00:31 - 00:33Minister, the biometrics are part of another investigation
00:34 - 00:36And we received the draft report on the DPO last week
00:53 - 00:58So, we're not in the clear then at all? Everyone out, apart from the senior management team.
01:13 - 01:15You told me this was fine!
01:15 - 01:17That you had the DPC handled. That it was all under control.
01:18 - 01:23That we had a lawful basis for processing and that all the critics were just tinfoil hat wearing cranks
01:25 - 01:28That photos used for unique identification weren't biometric
01:29 - 01:31That your internal memo trumped EU law
01:31 - 01:34That there wouldn't be any problems extending the scope of PSC
01:34 - 01:37That we could keep talking about control savings and fraud
01:37 - 01:40That we could make it mandatory but not compulsory
01:40 - 01:42Minister, we can appeal and do a Judicial Review.
01:42 - 01:46You told me WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO. That everything was tickety boo.
01:46 - 01:48Minister, we've already started Judicial Reviews on other DPC findings
01:48 - 01:52Now you get the lawyers? Now it's all fucked?
01:53 - 01:54It's too late!!!
01:56 - 01:57Why didn't you do it BEFORE you dug the hole?
01:57 - 02:00Confirmed our legal basis properly. Listen to concerns raised by experts?
02:00 - 02:03Instead of copying their tweets and writing snarky emails about them.
02:04 - 02:08They were doing your homework for you. But you kept doubling down and digging deeper.
02:08 - 02:13Pushing it out. Requiring it to get a passport but needing a passport to get it? Putting other Departments on the hook for YOUR fuck ups.
02:14 - 02:16Making it "Mandatory but not Compulsory"
02:17 - 02:21Steamrolling over the rules. Ignoring the concerns. Telling me it was sorted!!
02:27 - 02:29And now we find ourselves
02:30 - 02:34Telling the press that "We take Data Protection seriously"
02:34 - 02:36But the DPC says otherwise.
02:41 - 02:42You have screwed me.
02:43 - 02:47The dogs on the street can see we don't give a fuck about data protection or GDPR really.
02:48 - 02:53And your hubris has created huge liabilities for the State that will be my legacy.
02:54 - 02:56We've retendered for the cards, during an investigation
02:56 - 02:59We've got other departments scrambling to undo the mess we made them make.
03:00 - 03:02And all of this could have been avoided!
03:04 - 03:07It's OK. I miss our old DPO too.
03:14 - 03:16Privacy by Design, transparency, and Accountability.
03:19 - 03:23Such simple concepts when you think about them.
03:25 - 03:26But you didn't.
03:31 - 03:33Up to 3.2 million punters can sue us.
03:40 - 03:46And all because you doubled down on your plans and didn't listen.
03:46 - 03:49And that's before we get to GDPR fines and sanctions.
03:53 - 03:56And I'm the Minister responsible.