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

Open Rights Group made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Glyndŵr University

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Open Rights Group

Dear Glyndŵr 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

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

Yours faithfully,

Markos Volikas

Freedom of Information, Glyndŵr University

Ref: 045_openrightsgroup_internet

Dear Mr Volikas
I acknowledge your request for information received on 11 March 2018.
Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party.
For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.
If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.
There may be a fee payable for this information. This will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.
If you have any queries or concerns then please contact the Freedom of Information Officer, Glyndwr University, Plas Coch, Mold Road, WREXHAM LL11 2AW or e-mail [Glyndwr University request email] or by phone 01978 290666.
Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:
http://[email address] or write to them at
Information Commissioners Office
Churchill House,
17 Churchill Way,
Cardiff
CF10 2HH
Telephone: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399

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Freedom of Information, Glyndŵr University

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Volikas

Please find attached the University's response to your freedom of Information request of the 11 March 2018.

Freedom of Information

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