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Prevent - University registers of research and 'firewalls'

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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;

FOI, Manchester Metropolitan University

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FOI, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dear Mr Quinn

 

Sincere apologies for not having issued the below response previously. 
Please find below the information held by the University in the categories
you requested:

 

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

The University publishes a Statement on Compliance with the Prevent Duty. 
This can be found at
[1]https://www.mmu.ac.uk/policy/pdf/policy_...
 

For policy exclusively regarding research, please see Research Standard
Operating Procedure 16 Prevent Duty 
[2]http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/media/mmuacuk/cont...
 

As this information is publicly available, it is exempt from disclosure
under s21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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

Yes, as detailed in Research SOP 16 linked above.

 

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 (e.g. PhD, internally funded,
externally funded) and topic

2016 – one entry, PGT student project.

2017 – two entries; one staff project, one PhD student project.

 

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

The register is stored onsite.

 

 

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

The register is not subject to any information sharing agreements with
external partners or agencies.

 

Q 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 have a direct arrangement with the internet Watch Foundation to receive
their list of websites to block.  Via our perimeter firewall service
provider we take the CTIRU list; the relationship is not directly with the
University.

 

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;

Our web filtering service uses the CTIRU and IWF lists.

 

Regards

 

Michelle Gretton | Information Governance Officer

Legal Services | Manchester Metropolitan University

Email: [Manchester Metropolitan University request email]  

All Saints Building | Oxford Road | Manchester | M15 6BH | United Kingdom
| mmu.ac.uk

 

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Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

 

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