Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I have recently been told several times by my adviser at the job centre that it will become mandatory in October of this year for me to give the job centre access to my Universal Jobmatch account.
I have searched online and can find no confirmation of this or how the DWP have been able to find a loop hole around the Data Protection Act which gives me the choice to share my information or not.
If you could explain in the instance this is true to the legality and if it is not true the option for me to have this sent to me in writing so I can show the Job Centre advisers and be left to job hunt with my privacy intact without fear of sanction.
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