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

Ben Quinn made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University College London 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.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

(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

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Mr Quinn,

Thank you for your below request for information.

We require some clarification from you in order to respond to your request.

For question 2 of your request, can you please clarify what register you are referring to?

Is this a register to do with UCL's research ethics applications or are you referring to the risk register to do with our Prevent Duty?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services, Finance and Business Affairs
E: [email address] Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email].
Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

This refers to any research register related to your Prevent Duty

Yours sincerely,

Ben Quinn

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Mr Quinn,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information, where it is held, is
provided below.

 

Q1) 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

 

A1) We do not have a Prevent action plan or document that exactly covers
the above.

 

Q2) Confirm if students, researchers and members of staff are obliged to
register research which is deemed to be security sensitive

 

Clarification received: Question 2 - This refers to any research register
related to your Prevent Duty.

 

A2) We do not have a research register related to the Prevent Duty.

 

Q3) 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.

 

Q4) If such a register exists, confirm whether or not it is stored onsite
or on an external server.

 

Q5) 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.

 

A3-5) Not applicable – please see our answer to question 2 above.

 

Q6) 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.

 

A6) Having checked its records, UCL is not a party to any such agreements,
arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding with 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.

 

Q7) Confirm if any filtering or blocking service that your institution
uses incorporate lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are
incorporated.

 

A7) No.

 

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for
example by publishing or issuing copies to the public, will require the
permission of the copyright owner.

 

If you are unhappy with our response to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please email
[1][email address]. Emails should include the words ‘Internal
Review’ in the subject and be marked For the Attention of the Vice Provost
Operations, alternatively you should write to:

 

Vice Provost Operations

University College London

1-19 Torrington Place

London WC1E 7HB

 

Please note, complaints and requests for internal review received more
than two months after the initial decision will not be handled.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner at the address given below.
You should do this within two months of our final decision.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me using the details
provided in this letter and including the request reference number.

 

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available from
the Information Commissioner’s Office:

 

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

SK9 5AF

 

01625 545700

[2]www.ico.org.uk

[3][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

Mehwish Sultan

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser

University College London

Legal Services, Finance and Business Affairs

E: [4][email address] Data Protection: [5][email address]
FOI: [6][UCL request email].

Telephone: +44 (0)203 108 7862 (internal 57862)

 

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