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

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Open Rights Group

Dear City University London,

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

Sesay, Saidu, City University London

2 Atodiad

Dear Markos Volikas,

 

Thank you for your requests for information (see below) received on
08/05/2018.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
2018/137

 

Dear City University London,

 

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

 

 

                            Yours Sincerely,

Saidu Sesay

Information
Compliance
Officer,
Information
Technology

City, University
[1]cid:image001.png@01D2FA28.E16145D0 of London

Northampton
Square

London EC1V 0HB

T: +44 (0)20 7040
8224

[2]www.city.ac.uk

 

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making a WOW! Award nomination at [3]www.city.ac.uk/wow

 

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Sesay, Saidu, City University London

3 Atodiad

Dear Markos Volikas,

 

Please find attached our response to your information request.

 

 

 

                            Yours Sincerely,

Saidu Sesay

Information
Compliance
Officer,
Information
Technology

City, University
[1]cid:image001.png@01D2FA28.E16145D0 of London

Northampton
Square

London EC1V 0HB

T: +44 (0)20 7040
8224

[2]www.city.ac.uk

 

Have you received outstanding service today?  Show your appreciation by
making a WOW! Award nomination at [3]www.city.ac.uk/wow

 

[4]cid:image002.png@01D2FA28.E16145D0

 

 

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London. If you are not the intended recipient of this message and any
attached files, please delete it. Unauthorised copying or distribution of
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3. http://www.city.ac.uk/wow

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