2 April 2018
By email to: email@example.com
Dear Mr Parker
I refer to your Freedom of Information request received on 14 March 2018 about internet
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Your enquiry and the University’s response.
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Abertay University is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC016040
I am writing as a research volunteer at the Open Rights Group. We are conducting a study to
better understand filtering and blocking of websites on the public estate, to understand what
content and sites are inaccessible and why.
We would like to know, in relation to your publicly accessible Internet networks, or Internet
networks for your clients:
1. The categories of content blocked or filtered, e.g.:
(a) Security or Malware
Yes, we block for both these reasons.
(b) Content types, eg adult, alcohol etc
Nudity, Adult content, Sex, P2P file sharing, elevated exposure, emerging threats,
suspicious content, Gambling, Proxy avoidance, Intolerance, parked domains,
advertisements, Malicious, spyware, phishing, fraud, keyloggers, botnets, malware, C&C,
compromised, potentially unwanted software, private IP addresses.
2. Statistics relating to the requests blocked or filtered, eg how many site requests filtered or
blocked per category
Please refer to accompanying pdf.
3. Monitoring requirements you have for users, eg if you record or may record their Internet
The University logs up to 90-days of Internet traffic usage.