Analysis Opinion Data protection: A4e By The Lawyer 18 March 2011 10:04 17 December 2015 15:13 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 2 April 2011 at 12:20 I’ve worked for A4e and it’s the biggest waste of taxpayer’s money in existence. Data protection isn’t taken seriously, and there were numerous ‘wake-up’ calls prior to this one. All were ignored. A4e is a profit making organisation – that being it’s number one priority. It doesn’t provide resources for jobsearch’s etc because that eats in to their profit. Many jobseekers would hang around the skips at the close of day to retrieve their personal details before taking them to the DWP – this happened about four times in six months, Reply Link Chris Peel - A4e Development Director 11 April 2011 at 16:52 @Anonymous poster #1 I’d like to respond to the two issues you raise, as they are incorrect and grossly misrepresent A4e. Firstly, data protection: A4e has always placed huge importance on having strict security procedures and protocols to protect data, in the interests of all our customers, clients and partners. Our robust, company-wide security controls and procedures meet the highest international standards of data security as set out in the ISO 27001 framework, (the internationally recognised industry standard). Secondly, yes, A4e is a social purpose company that makes money, but we are committed to re-investing our profits to expand our services and reach further people. Core to our business is helping people move from long-term unemployment back into sustainable jobs. In doing so, our approach is always to treat each person as an individual, so we tailor resources and support according to what each person needs. For job searching and helping someone prepare for work, this typically would include training in job-seeking, including free use of computers and the internet, CV sessions, mock interviews, confidence-building sessions, and any other relevant support as required. Chris Reply Link Activist 23 April 2011 at 21:28 “Firstly, data protection: A4e has always placed huge importance on having strict security procedures and protocols to protect data, in the interests of all our customers, clients and partners”. Don’t make me laugh. I was at A4e Edinburgh in 2008, and i can tell you that clients routinely left CVs and covering letters on computer desktops for anyone to access. I contacted your head office to tell them about this practice. It was only then that the tutors then started saving clients CVs to their pen drives. A4e are so tight fisted you couldn’t even be bothered to spend a few quid buying pen drives for clients. All you care about are increasing profits. Clients are just a cell on a spreadsheet Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.