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    DWP/Atos/Capita/Maximus and the new Data Protection law.

    In light of the new UK-DPA 2018 / GDPR legislation the DWP have a new "Personal Information Charter" -

    https://www.gov.uk/government/organi...er#legal-basis

    It's a bit - "the truth (law), but not the full truth (law)" - if you get my meaning.
    (We'll tell you the basics of what we have to do, but with a slant on how we want to tell you).

    One interesting thing in there immediately caught my attention:
    Data controller information

    The Department for Work and Pensions is the data controller.

    Where DWP uses contractors to deliver services they are usually acting as
    DWP’s data processor, and DWP and our processors share responsibility for
    how your data is handled.
    They have tried to confuse this in the past, and claim that the DWP are not responsible for data collected and/or held by Atos/Capita/Maximus.
    They have used this in the past to dodge replying to numerous Freedom of Information requests. (and even questions in committees and in parliament).

    That statement clearly states that the DWP is the "Data Controller", and as such is responsible, by law, for that data.
    Last edited by nukecad; 05-28-2018 at 10:54 AM.
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