Student and staff data: use of data analytics and machine learning

Jen Persson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust as part of a batch sent to 60 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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Dear Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust,

I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Please can you provide information pertaining to any data analytics software used by the university using personal data about your students and staff, since 2012.

1a). Whether you are using any data analytics software at all:
1b) if so, which ones?
1c) what date this data analytics processing began?
1d) indicate whether in the past and ended, or still in current use

2a). Any predictive analytics software such as used in but not only, Blackboard, Xray and JISC supported Civitas.
2b) if so, which ones?
2c) what date this analytics processing began for predictive purposes?

3. If the answer to Q1a or Q2a is yes, please provide a copy of any contract terms on using the data by the provider company including
a) the data items feedling analytics, any profiling, and/or used in prediction
b) what the prediction purposes / aims are
c) training the software (such as AI and machine learning) by the provider using the data provided via your organisation.

4. Whether the University is using its own student or staff population data for machine learning for purposes not included in 1-3 above? (ie but not only, within the university computing department for any project or with another third-party)

5. From which time periods were the student or staff data collected which are processed in any of the above (ie not only, retrospective student data from the last ten years / only current intake which began in autumn term 2018)?

6. How many people/user accounts have access to the whole population student data in any of the above in this calendar year?

Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,

Jen Persson

FOI, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Ms Persson,

Thank you for your request under section 1a of the Freedom of Information Act.

We have begun to process your request and will send a response to you within the 20 working day time frame.

Kind regards

Erin Brown
Information Assurance Support Officer
Telephone: 0151 706 2677
E-mail: [email address]

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FOI, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms Persson,

Under Section 16 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act the Trust has a
duty to provide advice and assistance. I would therefore be grateful if
you could clarify the issue below in order for us to process your
application as quickly and accurately as possible.

 

•    Can you please clarify whether you are requesting this information
for just students/staff of if you are including patients within the remit
of this FOI request?

 

Your request has been put on hold until we hear from you regarding the
above. 

Once we have received your clarification we shall continue to work on your
request and provide a response to you within the recalculated 20 working
day time frame.

If we do not receive clarification by 27.12.18  then we shall presume that
you no longer require this information and will close this request.

Should you need any further assistance with this, or any other freedom of
information request in the future, we would be happy to open a new request
for you

 

Regards

 

Graham Lewis

Information Assurance Officer

Telephone: 0151 706 3149

E-mail: [email address]

 

Our values: Patient centred | Professional | Open and engaged |
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FOI, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

1 Atodiad

 

 

Dear Ms Persson,

 

We have attempted to contact you (see below) with regard to continuing
with your freedom of information request.   As we have not received a
response regarding clarification we presume that you no longer require
this information.

 

Should you need any further assistance with this, or any other freedom of
information request in the future, we would be happy to open a new request
for you.

 

Kind regards

 

Erin Brown

Information Assurance Support Officer

Telephone: 0151 706 2677

E-mail: [email address]

 

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 11 December 2018 13:54
To: 'Jen Persson'
Cc: FOI
Subject: FOI 5427

 

Dear Ms Persson,

Under Section 16 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act the Trust has a
duty to provide advice and assistance. I would therefore be grateful if
you could clarify the issue below in order for us to process your
application as quickly and accurately as possible.

 

•    Can you please clarify whether you are requesting this information
for just students/staff of if you are including patients within the remit
of this FOI request?

 

Your request has been put on hold until we hear from you regarding the
above. 

Once we have received your clarification we shall continue to work on your
request and provide a response to you within the recalculated 20 working
day time frame.

If we do not receive clarification by 27.12.18  then we shall presume that
you no longer require this information and will close this request.

Should you need any further assistance with this, or any other freedom of
information request in the future, we would be happy to open a new request
for you

 

Regards

 

Graham Lewis

Information Assurance Officer

Telephone: 0151 706 3149

E-mail: [1][email address]

 

Our values: Patient centred | Professional | Open and engaged |
Collaborative | Creative

 

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Dear FOI,

per your request of December 11th (apologies we missed the email until now, two weeks later) I am requesting this information for just students/staff -- not patients.

Thank you.
Sincerely,

Jen Persson

FOI, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

2 Atodiad

Dear Jen Persson

Please see the attached in response to your recent FOI request.

We have also attached a brief questionnaire which we hope you could answer and return to help us evaluate and improve our service.

Ian Knight
Information Assurance Support Officer
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospitals Trust
[Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust request email]
0151 706 2677/3149

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