Security Card Concepts wins Irish ID card contract


A contract worth more than €9 ($10.5m) million to print up to two million public services cards has been awarded to Security Card Concepts, which was called Biometric Card Services Ltd a month ago.

The name change follows assurances from the Department of Social Protection that it does not process any biometric data, which includes unique identifying features of a person, such as their image or their fingerprints.

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has repeatedly said – including in the Dáil in May – that the department “does not ask for or collect biometric data from its customers such as fingerprints, retinal scans or any other items that could be listed as biometric data”.

Details of the new contract, published on the eTenders website on Thursday, reveal the €9.41 million contract for the cards was awarded to DLRS Ltd, a company owned by Smurfit Kappa, and Idemia, formerly known as Morpho.

The consortium is trading as Security Card Concepts.


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