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FOI request for internet search data policy at public institutions (universities)

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Dear Open University,

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. I am writing to ask about this in relation to Universities. We are following up our previous FOI requests with a refined list of questions to make the answers uniform and suitable for analysis. With this in mind, please answer the questions as directly as possible.

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
(b) Content types, eg adult, alcohol etc

2. Statistics relating to the requests blocked or filtered, eg how many site requests filtered or blocked per category

3. Monitoring requirements you have for users, eg if you record or may record their Internet usage

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Pascal Crowe (Open Rights Group)

Freedom-of-Information, Open University

Dear Mr Crowe

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Request.

Your request is receiving our attention and you will hear from us again within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely
Mel

Miss Mel Augusto | Information Rights Assistant
Equality, Diversity and Information Rights, Academic Policy and Governance
The Open University, Level 5, Charles Pinfold Building, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 653994

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Freedom-of-Information, Open University

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Crowe,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request.

 

Please see the answers to your questions highlighted in orange below;

 

1. The categories of content blocked or filtered, e.g.:

(a) Security or Malware –

 

We block on Malware, Phishing and Command-and-Control Internet Categories.

 

(b) Content types, eg adult, alcohol etc  -

 

Again, we block on sites containing Malware, Phishing and
Command-and-Control Internet Categories.

 

2. Statistics relating to the requests blocked or filtered, eg how many
site requests filtered or blocked per category

 

In a single week on average we block 1800 Malware attempts & 280 Phishing
attempts with no Command_and_control.

 

3. Monitoring requirements you have for users, eg if you record or may
record their Internet usage –

 

We record, log and report on all client internet usage.

 

I hope the information we have been able to provide is useful, but if you
require anything further please contact us again.

 

Kind Regards

Mel

 

 

Miss Mel Augusto | Information Rights Assistant

Equality, Diversity and Information Rights, Academic Policy and Governance

The Open University, Level 5, Charles Pinfold Building, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 653994 

[1]Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

 

 

 

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