UK: ‘Security breach’ at jobseeker centre

Hannah Crown reports:

A centre for the unemployed has been accused of mismanagement, a chronic shortage of facilities and personal security breaches.

Between 15 and 30 unemployed people use the ATS centre, at 377 North Circular Road, Palmers Green, which provides programmes of training and work experience placements for people on Jobseeker’s Allowance for up to 26 weeks.


One user complained to the Information Commissioner after allegedly finding other users’ personal details including bank details, mobile phone numbers, national insurance numbers and addresses in a non-encrypted file on the desktop of a staff computer. He said he had been told to use the PC because there was a computer shortage.


ATS, which stands for aspire, train, succeed, is contracted by Careers Development Group (CDG) which is in turn under contract with the Jobcentre.

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