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Prevent - University registers of research and 'firewalls'

Ben Quinn made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of East 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;

Freedom Info, University of East London

Dear Ben,

We acknowledge receipt of your inquiry sent on 15th October 2018, which is
receiving attention.

Yours sincerely,

[1][University of East London request email]
University of East London
4-6 University Way
London
E16 2RD

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Freedom Info, University of East London

Dear Ben,

We refer to your inquiry dated 15^th October 2018 and set out below our
response to your inquiry.

Yours sincerely,

[1][University of East London request email]

University of East London

4-6 University Way

London

E16 2RD

 

Under S 1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I can
confirm that the University of East London does hold some of the
information you have requested.

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

 

A1: Please refer to the University’s Policy on the Safeguarding of
Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy which sets out the principles for
implementing the Prevent duty in relation to students:
[2]https://www.uel.ac.uk/-/media/main/image...

 

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

 

A2: Yes, as every project (funded or unfunded) that processes personal
data or is considered to have specific security considerations is required
to gain ethical approval through our online ethics approval process and in
discussion with Research Ethics Committee , which refer more complex
ethical requests to the University Ethics Committee where final decisions
are agreed.

 

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

 

A3: We have no research projects of security sensitive research from 2015
to date.

 

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

 

A4: The developers of the new research ethics online application system
will not permit researchers to upload security sensitive data to their
system.  UEL will keep a separate register of such research if we have any
research projects of this nature in the future.

 

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

 

A5: No sharing agreements in place.

 

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.

 

A6: We claim an exemption from answering this question under Section 30(3)
Investigations. Section 30 is a qualified class-based exemption and there
is a requirement to conduct a public interest test. 

 

Overall harm for partial NCND

 

In order to counter criminal and terrorist behaviour it is vital that the
police and other agencies have the ability to work together, where
necessary covertly, in order to obtain intelligence within current
legislative frameworks to ensure the successful arrest and prosecution of
those who commit or plan to commit acts of terrorism. In order to achieve
this goal, it is vitally important that information sharing takes place
with other police forces and security bodies within the UK and
Internationally in order to support counter-terrorism measures in the
fight to deprive international terrorist networks of their ability to
commit crime. I have set out the findings of our public interest test
below.

Factors favouring confirmation or denial for S30

 

By confirming or denying that any other information relevant to the
request exists would enable the public to obtain satisfaction that all
investigations are conducted properly and that their public money is well
spent.

 

Factors against confirmation or denial for S30

 

By confirming or denying that any other information relevant to the
request exists, would hinder the prevention or detection of crime,
undermine the partnership approach between UEL and law or relevant
enforcement, which would subsequently affect the force’s future law
enforcement capabilities.

 

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;

 

A7: We can confirm that our web filtering solution (OpenDNS) does
incorporate lists from the IWF.

 

How to Appeal

 

Internal Review

 

If you are not satisfied with this response, you have the right to an
internal review. The handling of your request will be looked at by someone
who was not responsible for the original case, and they will make a
decision as to whether we answered your request correctly. If you would
like to request a review, please write or send an email to the Information
Assurance Office –Freedom of Information within two months of the data of
this letter, at the following address:

 

University of East London

Governance & Legal Services

University Way

E16 2RD

[3][University of East London 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.