Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywBen Quinn mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Prevent - University registers of research and 'firewalls' (corrects omission of full name in previous request)

Ben Quinn made this Freedom of Information request to Open University as part of a batch sent to 77 authorities

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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(NOTE: This request is being made to correct the omission of my full name in a request which was made on October 15. The request is exactly the same. Please find my full name at the end of this message)

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following:

1. Your Prevent action plan or any document that outlines your institution’s Prevent policy in line with your obligations under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015

2. Confirm if students, researchers and members of staff are obliged to register research which is deemed to be security sensitive

3. If such a register exists, the number of entries for each of the years 2018 (up to the date of this request), 2017, 2016 and 2015. By entries, I mean occasions on which individuals have registered research which falls into the category set out in bullet point 2. If possible, please identify the nature of the research (eg PhD, internally funded, externally funded) and topic

4. If such a register exists, confirm whether or not it is stored onsite or on an external server.

5. If such a register exists, confirm whether the register is subject to any information sharing agreements with external partners or agencies including local and regional Prevent coordinators, the Home Office, the local Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit, the local police or any other law enforcement agencies

6. A list of any agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding between your institution 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.

7. Confirm if any filtering or blocking service that your institution uses incorporate lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated.

Yours faithfully,
Ben Quinn

Freedom-of-Information, Open University

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Quinn

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.  Please see below for
the answers to your questions which I have highlighted in orange:

 

1. Your Prevent action plan or any document that outlines your
institution’s Prevent policy in line with your obligations under the
Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

 

Please find the link to the OU’s Prevent Principles:
[1]http://intranet6.open.ac.uk/academic-pol...

And this is a link to the process followed is a concern is reported:
[2]http://intranet6.open.ac.uk/academic-pol...

 

2. Confirm if students, researchers and members of staff are obliged to
register research which is deemed to be security sensitive

Yes, they are and we are working on embedding this across the University. 

 

3. If such a register exists, the number of entries for each of the years
2018 (up to the date of this request), 2017, 2016 and 2015. By entries, I
mean occasions on which individuals have registered research which falls
into the category set out in bullet point 2. If possible, please identify
the nature of the research (eg PhD, internally funded, externally funded)
and topic

4 in 2017

3 in 2018

(prior to this no records)

 

4. If such a register exists, confirm whether or not it is stored onsite
or on an external server.

The confirmation emails are held on the server onsite for the Prevent team
to access, which is limited to the Prevent Coordinator and Deputy
Coordinator.

 

5. If such a register exists, confirm whether the register is subject to
any information sharing agreements with external partners or agencies
including local and regional Prevent coordinators, the Home Office, the
local Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit, the local police or any other
law enforcement agencies.

No

 

6. A list of any agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding
between your institution 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.

We do not have a formal MoU agreements of arrangements with any of the
listed organisations.

 

7.  Confirm if any filtering or blocking service that your institution
uses incorporate lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are
incorporated;

IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU list filtering or blocking service is not used at The
Open Univesity.

 

I hope the information we have been able to provide is useful, but if you
require anything further please contact us again.

 

Regards

Mel Augusto

 

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Miss Mel Augusto | Information Rights Assistant

Information Rights, Academic Policy and Governance

The Open University, Level 5, Charles Pinfold Building, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 653994

Email: [5][Open University request email]  

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywBen Quinn mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.