DWP’s fake psych ‘test’ breaks EU AND British consent law

Another excellent piece of journalism uncovering the illegality (under UK and EU law) of the DWP’s fake psychometric test. My guess is that whoever devised this particular piece of torture for jobseekers was relying on the probability that nobody would be aware of the EU law, or have the ability to look it up.

One thing that does concern me – especially considering the coverage in the Guardian and HuffPost, is the low number of shares on the social media, especially Facebook. Please help make sure this message gets out by sharing it as widely as possible yourself.

8 thoughts on “DWP’s fake psych ‘test’ breaks EU AND British consent law

  1. Reg Lee

    Have shared and will share – my circle of friends is limited but will do my best.

  2. Glen Miller-paul Redfearn

    never saw it or i would have shared it i am anti government illegal laws from the right to bear arms to the illegal compulsorily wearing of seat belts they are dictators scared of what the people will do if they illegally re-arm as a country and revolt against the suppression of rights

  3. caz

    Great expose. But I don’t like that we have to look to the EU for redress. We haven’t consented to that either.

  4. jack johnson (@jackjoh01219520)

    Illegal tests by an illegal government with no mandate to govern in a corrupt
    Parliament that allows it’s MPs and Lords to debate and vote according to
    their financial interests, see privatisation of the NHS via reg.s75 vote.

  5. Mark Cook

    Psychometric tests, the next thing we know it will turn into a polygraph, may be Mr Cameron and company could take it; but then again we know they are all pathological liars.

  6. sparaszczukster

    This is definitely serious stuff. Research ethics is important. I work in a university and even undergraduates have to get informed consent in writing for very small research projects. If they fail to do that they have to destroy their data and start again. Also their projects have to be classified according to potential risk to participants. If its high risk they have to go before an Ethics Committee. This Behaviour Insights stuff is definitely high risk.

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