Prevent and Internet filtering policies

Jim Killock made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Glyndŵr University

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Dear Glyndŵr 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

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

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock

Freedom of Information, Glyndŵr University

Ref:-063_killock_prevent

Dear Mr Killock
I acknowledge your request for information received on 26 April 2017.
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.
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Information Commissioner's Office
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SK9 5AF
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Freedom of Information, Glyndŵr University

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Dear Mr Killock

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information request of the 26 April 2017.

Freedom of Information

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Unfortunately the PDF has been scrambled somehow in the WDTK system. Is there any chance you can send via another method, for instance by pasting into the body of the email, or trying another attachment format?

Yours sincerely,

Jim Killock

Freedom of Information, Glyndŵr University

Date: 10 May 2017

Ref: 063_killock_prevent

Dear Mr Killock

Your request for information received on 26 April 2017 has now been considered and the information requested is as follows:

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”;

https://glynfo.glyndwr.ac.uk/mod/folder/...

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

A firewall policy using the Palo alto "Extremism" filtering category is in use and set to block access to sites within the category. Palo alto firewall "Extremism" policy description. "Websites promoting terrorism, racism, fascism or other extremist views discriminating people or groups of different ethnic backgrounds, religions or other beliefs."

3. the name of any providers of Internet filtering and blocking services that you use

Palo Alto firewall URL filtering as described in (2)

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

No direct agreements or arrangements are currently in place with the above listed organisations.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact the Freedom of Information Officer at [Glyndwr University request email].

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information
Glyndŵr University

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you very much for this information, which is very helpful.

As a follow up, would it be possible for you:

(1) tell me if the Palo Alto firewall URL filtering service that you use incorporates lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated; and

(2) provide to me any clauses within any contract or terms and conditions of service agreed with Palo Alto that relate to their use of information from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU.

Yours sincerely,

Jim Killock

Freedom of Information, Glyndŵr University

Ref: 068_killock_prevent follow up

Dear Mr Killock

I acknowledge your request for information received on 12 May 2017.
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:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

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Freedom of Information, Glyndŵr University

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Killock

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information request of the 12 May 2017.

Freedom of Information

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