Prevent and Internet filtering policies

Jim Killock made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to London Metropolitan University

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

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear London Metropolitan University,

Can you please supply:

(1) your policy or policy guidance for duties under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 duties for the various local authorities listed in Schedule 6, known as “Prevent”;

(2) your policy relating to Internet filtering, blocking and prevention of access to material deemed inappropriate;

(3) the name of any providers of Internet filtering and blocking services that you use, or else a statement that you do not block or filter content at all;

(4) a list of agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding between yourselves and bodies such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), or Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) of the City of London Police, to receive lists of illegal or illicit content, for instance for the purposes of blocking.

Finally, can you:

(5) tell me if any filtering or blocking service that you use incorporates lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated; and

(6) provide to me any clauses within any contract or terms and conditions of service agreed with your filtering and blocking providers that relate to their use of information from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock

Freedom_of_Information, London Metropolitan University

Thank you. This automatic response confirms that your email has been
received.
We shall respond more fully shortly.
 
 

--
Tracy Brathwaite
Information Compliance Officer
University Secretary's Office
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB
Switchboard: 020 7423 0000

London Metropolitan University is a limited company registered in England
and Wales with registered number 974438 and VAT registered number GB 447
2190 51. Our registered office is at 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB.
London Metropolitan University is an exempt charity under the Charities
Act 2011. Its registration number with HMRC is X6880.

Freedom_of_Information, London Metropolitan University

Dear Mr Killock,
Thank you for your request dated 7 May 2017 under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) for:
(1) your policy or policy guidance for duties under the Counter-Terrorism
and Security Act 2015 duties for the various local authorities listed in
Schedule 6, known as “Prevent”;

(2) your policy relating to Internet filtering, blocking and prevention of
access to material deemed inappropriate;

(3) the name of any providers of Internet filtering and blocking services
that you use, or else a statement that you do not block or filter content
at all;

(4) a list of agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding
between yourselves and bodies such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF),
the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) of the Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS), or Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)
of the City of London Police, to receive lists of illegal or illicit
content, for instance for the purposes of blocking.

Finally, can you:

(5) tell me if any filtering or blocking service that you use incorporates
lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated; and

(6) provide to me any clauses within any contract or terms and conditions
of service agreed with your filtering and blocking providers that relate
to their use of information from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU.
We received your request on 7 May 2017 and will respond in accordance with
FOIA by 5 June 2017.
If you have any queries, please contact Tracy Brathwaite (Information
Compliance Officer) at [1][email address] quoting case number
FOI/25/962.
Kind regards,
Tracy Brathwaite
Information Compliance Officer
University Secretary's Office
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB
Switchboard: 020 7423 0000
London Metropolitan University is a limited company registered in England
and Wales with registered number 974438 and VAT registered number GB 447
2190 51. Our registered office is at 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB.
London Metropolitan University is an exempt charity under the Charities
Act 2011. Its registration number with HMRC is X6880.

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]

Freedom_of_Information, London Metropolitan University

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Killock,
 
I write further to your request for information dated 7 May 2017.  This
request has been handled by the University in accordance with its duties
and obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FOIA"). 
 
You requested details of:
(1) your policy or policy guidance for duties under the Counter-Terrorism
and Security Act 2015 duties for the various local authorities listed in
Schedule 6, known as “Prevent”;

(2) your policy relating to Internet filtering, blocking and prevention of
access to material deemed inappropriate;

(3) the name of any providers of Internet filtering and blocking services
that you use, or else a statement that you do not block or filter content
at all;

(4) a list of agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding
between yourselves and bodies such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF),
the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) of the Metropolitan
Police Service (MPS), or Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)
of the City of London Police, to receive lists of illegal or illicit
content, for instance for the purposes of blocking.
(5) tell me if any filtering or blocking service that you use incorporates
lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated; and

(6) provide to me any clauses within any contract or terms and conditions
of service agreed with your filtering and blocking providers that relate
to their use of information from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU.
The university's response is set out below:

 1. This element of your request is refused under s.21(1) FOIA as the
information is accessible by other means. The university's policies
are available on our website
- [1]http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/about/policie...
 2. Please see attached.
 3. Palo Alto URL db, category "extremism".
 4. Information not held
 5. Information not held
 6. Information not held 

If you are not satisfied with the handling of your request, you may
request an internal review.  Internal review requests should be submitted
within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
letter by writing to:
Peter Garrod
University Secretary
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DB
 
Email: [3][email address]
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
 
The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Telephone:  0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745
Website:  [4]www.ico.gov.uk
 
There is no charge for making an appeal.
Kind regards,
Tracy Brathwaite
Information Compliance Officer
University Secretary's Office
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB
Switchboard: 020 7423 0000
London Metropolitan University is a limited company registered in England
and Wales with registered number 974438 and VAT registered number GB 447
2190 51. Our registered office is at 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB.
London Metropolitan University is an exempt charity under the Charities
Act 2011. Its registration number with HMRC is X6880.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/about/policie...
2. http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/about/policie...
3. mailto:[email address]
4. http://www.ico.gov.uk/