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Prevent - University registers of research and 'firewalls'

Ben Quinn made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Royal Holloway, University of London as part of a batch sent to 78 authorities

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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, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dear Ben,

I confirm receipt of your Freedom of Information request below.

We will provide you with the College's response to your request by 12 November.

Kind regards,

Rachael

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FOI, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dear Ben,

Please find to follow the College's response to your Freedom of Information request.

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

The College has considered these aspects of your request and has determined that this information is exempt from disclosure under sections 31(1)(a) and 24(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In making its determination, as these exemptions are qualified exemptions, the College has undertaken a Public Interest Test to determine where the public interest lies. The College acknowledges the general public interest in transparency, in ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, and in understanding the action public authorities are taking in response to this Act. We also consider that to release the requested information into the public domain would prejudice the prevention of crime by providing information which would allow criminals to seek to target their efforts in probing for vulnerabilities. It is also considered that public disclosure may inform those seeking to radicalise others, thus release of the data would also prejudice national security. For these reasons, the College has concluded that the public interest is best served by withholding the information you have requested under sections 31(1)(a) and 24(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.

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

Royal Holloway is committed to undertaking research to the highest level of integrity and ethical responsibility, in accordance with the internationally agreed Concordat to Support Research Integrity, whose UK signatories include Universities UK, HEFCE and Research Councils UK. The university expects that all researchers will uphold these principles, and increasingly our major funders are requesting that applicants and grant holders provide evidence to demonstrate compliance with ethical standards. Researchers have a duty to:
• Ensure that all research is subject to active and appropriate consideration of ethical issues.
• Comply with ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and standards as required by statutory and regulatory authorities, and by employers, funders and other relevant stakeholders.
• The university supports researchers by providing an appropriate framework for ethical review of research, overseen by the university Research Ethics Committee.
• All researchers are required to record that they have considered ethical issues before commencing research through our online process for ethical review.

In accordance with section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I confirm that the College does not hold a separate register of any research that 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

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

n/a

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

n/a

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.

None

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;

N/a. The College does not filter or block internet traffic or content.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of this request or the way it has been handled you can request an internal review by writing to:

Directorate of Governance & Legal Services
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham
Surrey
TW20 0EX
E: [email address]

In line with the Section 45 Code of Practice, a request for an internal review must be received within 40 working days of the date of this email.

If following the internal review you remain dissatisfied with the service provided you have the right to appeal directly to the Information Commissioners Office for a decision. For details visit www.ICO.gov.uk

Kind regards,

Rachael

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