Internet devices and Universal Jobmatch

Frank Zola made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

This information request is only concerned with people having an existing or making a new claim for Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) or Universal Credit (UC).

With this specific group of people in mind if they do not wish to accept web tracking cookies*, the DWP says, for instance, they can still be asked to use a Jobcentre Internet Access Device (IAD), when required via a Jobseeker's Direction (JD), to set up a Universal
Jobmatch (UJ) account including creating a UJ profile and uploading a public CV onto UJ, as cookies consent is apparently not required, per your response from today at:

Evidence for the legality of accepting cookies on a jobseeker's behalf with Universal
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

The information I seek is:

[1] In the above context can any person get a JSA or UC sanction just because they decline to use a Jobcentre-IAD to follow the above UJ JD? As it cannot be a condition of JSA or UC to use a Jobcentre-IAD?

[2] Also due to the cookies regulations will any person get a JSA or UC sanction just because they decline to use any other non Jobcentre internet access device (nJiad), that does require their cookies consent, to follow the above UJ JD? As they do not wish to accept cookies on any nJiad?

[3] Can a Claimant Commitment be used to make it a condition of JSA or UC to use a Jobcentre-IAD in relation to UJ?
[3.1] Can a Claimant Commitment be used to make it a condition of JSA or UC to use a nJiad in relation to UJ? If so, how?

[4] Can a Jobseeker's Agreement be used to make it a condition of JSA or UC to use a Jobcentre-IAD in relation to UJ?
[4.1] Can a Jobseeker's Agreement be used to make it a condition of JSA or UC to use a nJiad in relation to UJ? If so, how?

When responding please consider your earlier disclosure made today:

"Claimants will not be mandated to use IADs available in Jobcentre Plus offices and will, therefore, not be sanctioned if they refuse to use them. Use of IADs by claimants is voluntary."
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

[5] Finally, if within your costs, please supply the recorded information you hold on "Use of IADs" being "voluntary" and no one can "be sanctioned in they refuse to use them". You may hold this information in relation to this:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

*Or similar like web bugs, java script etc

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Internet devices and Universal Jobmatch'.

Not heard from you with explanation for no reply and delay.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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Dear Frank Zola,

 

Please find attached DWP response to your recent Freedom of Information
request.

 

Yours Sincerley

 

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