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

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Dear Anglia Ruskin 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

foi, Anglia Ruskin University

Dear Markos,

Thank you for your email. Your request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
 
Under the Act, the department is required to provide you with a response within 20 working days. I will write to you in response to your request for information by 4th June 2018.
 
The Freedom of Information Act includes a number of exemptions to releasing information.  Some of these are qualified exemptions which require us to consider whether it is in the public interest to disclose or withhold the information.  In these circumstances we may need more time to consider your request, and if this is the case I will write to you by the date above to inform you of when you can expect to receive a response.

Should we require further clarification of your request to enable us to respond we will be in touch again shortly.      

If you have any queries regarding this request please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting ref: FOI 1453 in all future correspondence.

Kind regards,

Helen

Helen Guy
Information Compliance Officer
(Working days: Tuesday to Thursday)

Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ
| T: +44 (0) 1245 68 4234
| W: www.anglia.ac.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

foi, Anglia Ruskin University

Dear Markos,

 

Many thanks for your email dated 8^th May 2018. 

 

We can confirm that we hold the information in relation to our publicly
accessible internet networks. This information is exempt under section 31
(1) (a). We believe that the release of this information would be likely
to prejudice the interests of the university, as it would leave the
University more susceptible to cyber vulnerability exploitation.

 

As required under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we have examined
the public interest. We accept that there is a public interest in
transparency and public understanding. However, whilst acknowledging these
we believe that the public interest in the University maintaining a secure
infrastructure and providing its services without detriment to its
customers is of greater importance.  The public interest is therefore in
favour of maintaining the exemption and outweighs the public interest in
disclosure. 

 

Please do contact me if you have any queries in relation to this response.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request for information
you can contact us to ask for our decision to be reviewed by our
Secretary & Clerk.

                                      

If you are still not satisfied following this, you can then make an appeal
to the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator for
Freedom of Information.

 

The address is:

 

Office of the Information Commissioner,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Tel: 01625 545700.

Fax: 01625 524 510.

Website: http//www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

This completes your request. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Helen

 

Helen Guy

Information Compliance Officer

(Working days: Tuesday to Thursday)

 

Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

| T: +44 (0) 1245 68 4234

| W: [1]www.anglia.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

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