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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Could you please supply me with any information you hold, to which work coaches can mandate, or give a claimant a direction to the use any social media websites such as: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin etc, for the use of work search/ job preparation that may help claimants find and apply for work. And could you please inform me of any penalties if they claimant does not wish to create an account with these social media account, or delete and existing social media account at a later date. I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Bailey

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Dear Simon Bailey,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 16
October.

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Dear [email address] on behalf of Operations FOI Team,

Just one more point in the interest of clarity. Does the DWP classify the following internet websites as ‘social media’ sites: ‘Linkedin’ and ‘Twitter’. A simple yes or no will suffice to the question of how the DWP define them.

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simon Bailey

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List of social networking websites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_so...

Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin are all based in California and creating an account would involve transferring personal data to the USA.

Being required to create a Social Media account as a condition of Social Security benefits likely to engage the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 and the 'Right to respect for private and family life' under Article 8 of the ECHR/Human Rights Act 2010.

DWP says Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin accounts

“cannot”

be a JSA or Universal Credit requirement
https://mrfrankzola.wordpress.com/2019/1...

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Social media guidance for civil servants: October 2014
The case for social media
The Government Digital Service’s Social Media Playbook sets out the strong case for using social media in the public sector.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Social Media Playbook
Which channels should you use
...we manage 5 different Twitter accounts, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, and LinkedIn.
+ Vine
https://www.facebook.com/UkGovernment

Where you can find GDS on social media
A brief GDS Guide to Twitter
A brief GDS Guide to Instagram
A brief GDS Guide to Flickr
A brief GDS Guide to YouTube
A brief GDS Guide to LinkedIn
A quick note on Facebook
https://gdsengagement.blog.gov.uk/playbo...

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Dear Mr Bailey,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 28
October.

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Dear [email address] on behalf of Operations FOI Team,
I wonder if you could add a hyperlink to the suggested “DWP Social Media Guidance.” Where I might find this information. As you wrote “We confirm that we do hold the information you have requested. “ However, you didn’t place a link for ease of access????

Also what is a ‘question’ if not a request for information? Therefore I feel that this matter should be examined by an internal review!

Yours sincerely,

simon

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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 'Social media websites for job:

I feel that the respondent hasn’t answered the request for information that I requested. To quote your reply: “We confirm that we do hold the information you have requested.” Yet no hyper link to the correct webpage, of DWP Social Media Guidance? Or what it says about the extra information request asked for?

Also what is a ‘question’ if not a request for information??? I look forward to your reply.

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

Yours faithfully,

Simon Bailey

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DWP: Social media use
Guidance and moderation information for DWP social media channels, including specific guidance for Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

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Dear Mr Bailey,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 7
November.

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Yours sincerely,

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