Content filtering software

Daniel Payne made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Falmouth University

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Dear University College Falmouth,

I would like to make a request for the following information under
the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

1. Do you employ the use of content filtering software on the PCs
based in your libraries which are connected to the internet and
intended for use by the users of your library?

If answer to 1. is “yes”, please:

2. Provide the name and annual cost of the content filtering
software.

3. Provide a full list of the categories of websites blocked (e.g.
“pornography, gambling, phishing etc.”). If these differ according
to the user profile accessing the PC (e.g. child, student, adult,
staff etc.) please provide a full list of categories of websites
blocked for each user profile.

4. Confirm whether you also block specific URLs in addition to
categories, and provide a complete list of these URLs.

5. Provide the relevant policy document or written documentation
which outlines the procedure a user must follow in instances where
they would like to gain access to a website that is blocked.

6. From January 2013 until the present day, please provide a list
of the URLs where users have requested access to despite them being
blocked by the content filtering software.

7. Of the list provided in 6., please detail which URLs access was
granted for and which were denied.

I hope the above requests are clear however please do not hesitate
to get back in touch if any need clarifying.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Payne

Good afternoon,

Could you please send an update on the progress of my request?

Many thanks,

Daniel.

Hall, Christine, Falmouth University

7 Atodiad

Dear Daniel

 

Thank you for contacting me regarding the FOI request you submitted on 22
May 2015 and I must apologise for the delay in responding to you. I hope
to be able to respond to you within the next 10 working days.

 

Kind regards

Chris

 

Christine Hall MBA MBCS

Information Officer

 

Falmouth University

Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn TR10 9FE

M: 07767 440 914

E:   [1][email address]

Intranet: [2]https://sp2013.falmouth.ac.uk/public/io

 

 

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Hall, Christine, Falmouth University

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Dear Mr Payne

 

FOI Reference: XV-May-FOIR-F5

 

Thank you for your email dated 22 May 2015 requesting information under
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. Please find below details of
your request and the response from Falmouth University (“we” and “the
University”). If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me
quoting the reference above.

Duty to Confirm or Deny

We can confirm that we do not hold information relevant to your request.
 Please see below for details.

Your Request with our response in line in red

 

1. Do you employ the use of content filtering software on the PCs based in
your libraries which are connected to the internet and intended for use by
the users of your library?    No

 

If answer to 1. is “yes”, please:

 

2. Provide the name and annual cost of the content filtering software.

 

3. Provide a full list of the categories of websites blocked (e.g.

“pornography, gambling, phishing etc.”). If these differ according to the
user profile accessing the PC (e.g. child, student, adult, staff etc.)
please provide a full list of categories of websites blocked for each user
profile.

 

4. Confirm whether you also block specific URLs in addition to categories,
and provide a complete list of these URLs.

 

5. Provide the relevant policy document or written documentation which
outlines the procedure a user must follow in instances where they would
like to gain access to a website that is blocked.

 

6. From January 2013 until the present day, please provide a list of the
URLs where users have requested access to despite them being blocked by
the content filtering software.

 

7. Of the list provided in 6., please detail which URLs access was granted
for and which were denied.

 

Appeal Process

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original email and should be emailed to: [1][email address] or sent in
writing to Peter Cox, Chief Operating Officer, Falmouth University, Penryn
Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, TR10 9FE

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

 

Kind regards

Chris

 

Christine Hall MBA, MBCS

Information Officer

Falmouth University, Penryn Campus

Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE

M: 07767 440 914

E:   [2][email address]

W: [3]www.falmouth.ac.uk

 

 

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