Ico universal job match 3

robert rymer made this Freedom of Information request to Information Commissioner's Office

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Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

Universal Jobmatch replaces the current vacancy management services, Employer Direct and Employer Direct Online for companies, and it replaces the Jobcentre Plus jobs and skills search facility for jobseekers.

New technology will help speed up the recruitment process for companies and jobseekers by automatically matching jobseekers CVs and skills to jobs posted online.

I would like your help please

Jobcentre Plus all over the uk are forcing people to sign new jobseeker agreements and are giving out job seeker direction letters to include registering with universal job match. it is not Mandatory for a job seeker to sign up for universal job match.

can you please give me the following information

1. if a job seeker is forced to sign a new job seekers agreement to include registering with universal job match
then is sanctioned/lose there benefit, will the ico take action against jcp/dwp what action will you take.

2. JCP Advisors are giving job seeker direction letters to sign up for universal job match even though it is not Mandatory to sign up for universal job match. will you take action against JCP Advisors for doing this?. what action will you take.

3.JCP Advisors are telling people that when they are registerd on universal job match that they have! to give JCP Advisors there log in details. i made a foi to dwp about this it can be found here http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/13... dwp say It is not mandatory for a Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant to give DWP access to their
Universal Jobmatch account. will you take action against JCP Advisors who are forcing people to give there log in details
to JCP Advisors. what action will you take
Yours faithfully,

4.can you please give me any information you have on universal job match

robert rymer

Dear Information Commissioner’s Office, 1.if a job seeker is forced to sign a new job seekers agreement to
include registering with universal job match
then is sanctioned/lose there benefit, will the ico take action
against jcp/dwp what action will you take.

It should read
if a job seeker is forced to sign a new job seekers agreement to
include registering with universal job match
then is sanctioned/lose there benefit for not registering with universal job match will the ico take action
against jcp/dwp what action will you take.

Yours faithfully,

robert rymer

Information Governance,

Dear Mr Rymer,

Thank you for your emails dated 15 December 2012.

Although your email is entitled ‘Freedom of Information request’, it appears to be asking for advice, and a response to hypothetical scenarios, not a request for recorded information held by the Information Commissioner’s Office. I have therefore forwarded your emails to a member of our casework teams, who are best placed to answer your enquiries and will respond to you as soon as possible.

In respect of your point 4), while this may be considered a request for information, we are unable to deal with this without further clarification from you. The enquiry is couched in very general terms and we cannot use this to search for any information we may hold. Please can you clarify the sort of information you are looking for. Once you have provided some clarification we will be able to begin to process your request, as necessary. If we do not receive clarification within three months your request will be considered to have lapsed. (Under section 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a public authority need not comply with a request unless any further information reasonably required to locate the information is supplied).

In the meantime, we will treat your request as an enquiry, as mentioned above.

Yours sincerely

Steven Dickinson                 Lead Information Governance Officer

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
T. 01625 545676 F. 01625 524510 www.ico.gov.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: robert rymer [mailto:[FOI #142390 email]]
Sent: 15 December 2012 17:14
To: Information Governance
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Ico universal job match 3

Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,

Universal Jobmatch replaces the current vacancy management
services, Employer Direct and Employer Direct Online for companies,
and it replaces the Jobcentre Plus jobs and skills search facility
for jobseekers.

New technology will help speed up the recruitment process for
companies and jobseekers by automatically matching jobseekers CVs
and skills to jobs posted online.

I would like your help please

Jobcentre Plus all over the uk are forcing people to sign new
jobseeker agreements and are giving out job seeker direction
letters to include registering with universal job match. it is not
Mandatory for a job seeker to sign up for universal job match.

can you please give me the following information

1. if a job seeker is forced to sign a new job seekers agreement to
include registering with universal job match
then is sanctioned/lose there benefit, will the ico take action
against jcp/dwp what action will you take.

2. JCP Advisors are giving job seeker direction letters to sign up
for universal job match even though it is not Mandatory to sign up
for universal job match. will you take action against JCP Advisors
for doing this?. what action will you take.

3.JCP Advisors are telling people that when they are registerd on
universal job match that they have! to give JCP Advisors there log
in details. i made a foi to dwp about this it can be found here
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/13...
dwp say It is not mandatory for a Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
claimant to give DWP access to their
Universal Jobmatch account. will you take action against JCP
Advisors who are forcing people to give there log in details
to JCP Advisors. what action will you take
Yours faithfully,

4.can you please give me any information you have on universal job
match

robert rymer

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Dear Information Governance,
I would like the following information on universal job match

1.any rules/laws you have about universal job match

2. any Correspondence Between you and jcp/dwp about universal job match
Yours sincerely,

robert rymer

Information Commissioner's Office

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18 December 2012

Case Reference Number IRQ0477602

Dear Mr Rymer 

Request for Information
 
Thank you for your correspondence dated 15 and 17 December 2012 about
universal job match. Part 4 of that 15 December request has been
identified as a possible request for information made under FOIA, the
first three parts are requests for advice or comment, and have been passed
to the ICO’s First Contact team for response in due course. 

You have clarified that where, in your initial request, you asked for
 
“4. can you please give me any information you have on universal job
Match”
 
you are asking for:
 
“1.any rules/laws you have about universal job match

2. any Correspondence Between [the ICO] and jcp/dwp about universal job
match”
 
Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  We will respond promptly, and no later than 18
January which is 20 working days from the day after we received the
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Yours sincerely
 
Steven Dickinson                 Lead Information Governance Officer
 
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
 

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16th January 2013

Case Reference Number IRQ0477602

Dear Mr Rymer

Further to our acknowledgement dated 18 December 2012 we are now in a
position to respond to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.
 
On 17 December 2012 you requested from our office the following
information:
 
“1. any rules/laws you have about Universal job match
 
 2. any Correspondence Between you and jcp/dwp about universal job match”.
 
In response to your request please find attached a copy of a conference
call note between the ICO and the Data Sharing Data Protection Policy Team
at the DWP. I can confirm that this all the recorded information the ICO
holds that falls within the scope of your request.

Please note that we have only redacted very small parts comprising
personal data of an individual under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 by virtue of section 40 (3) (a) (i).
 
As this information relates to an identifiable individual it constitutes
their ‘personal data’. We have therefore considered whether the disclosure
of this personal data is subject to the exemption at section 40(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (by virtue of s40(3)(a)(i)).  If the
disclosure of the personal data would contravene any of the eight data
protection principles contained within the Data Protection Act 1998 the
exemption at section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will
apply.
 
It is unlikely that it would be within the expectations of the individual
that their name be put into the public domain, as they will have provided
these details for internal use within the ICO. Therefore disclosure would
be in contravention of the first Data Protection Principle. This requires
personal data to be processed ‘fairly and lawfully’.  It is therefore
appropriate for us to withhold this information under section 40(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i).  This
section of the Act states:-
 
“(2)   Any information to which a request for information relates is also
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(d) of the definition of “data” in section 1(1) of the Data Protection
Act 1998, that the disclosure of the information to a member of the
public otherwise than under this Act would contravene – 
 2. any of the data protection principles …”

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Yours sincerely 
 

Jolyon Stone
Lead Information Governance Officer
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