Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Upon speaking with a staff member at my local job centre. I have been advised that the use of the department of work and pension's UNIVERSAL JOB MATCH website/service is mandatory and failure to use it would result in the sanction of benefit payments.
Therefore, I kindly request under The Freedom of Information Act a copy of the policy/rules which STATE THAT USE OF UNIVERSAL JOB MATCH IS MANDATORY.
Since, those who use the Universal Job Match are given the option NOT TO SHARE information with the job centre plus, etc; YET the job centre still claims it can access "some" information from "your/my" account.
Please detail what information they can access with and without the agreement of "the user", why they can access this information without prior consent, and finally...
What security measures are in place to ensure the safety of it's users.
Michael James Swan
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