Content filtering software

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Dear Edinburgh Napier University,

I would like to make a request for the following information under
the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

1. Do you employ the use of content filtering software on the PCs
based in your libraries which are connected to the internet and
intended for use by the users of your library?

If answer to 1. is “yes”, please:

2. Provide the name and annual cost of the content filtering
software.

3. Provide a full list of the categories of websites blocked (e.g.
“pornography, gambling, phishing etc.”). If these differ according
to the user profile accessing the PC (e.g. child, student, adult,
staff etc.) please provide a full list of categories of websites
blocked for each user profile.

4. Confirm whether you also block specific URLs in addition to
categories, and provide a complete list of these URLs.

5. Provide the relevant policy document or written documentation
which outlines the procedure a user must follow in instances where
they would like to gain access to a website that is blocked.

6. From January 2013 until the present day, please provide a list
of the URLs where users have requested access to despite them being
blocked by the content filtering software.

7. Of the list provided in 6., please detail which URLs access was
granted for and which were denied.

I hope the above requests are clear however please do not hesitate
to get back in touch if any need clarifying.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Payne

Freedom of Information, Edinburgh Napier University

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Dear Mr Payne,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 27 May 2015.  Please find the
response to your request attached.

 

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St Andrews

Fife

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Yours sincerely,

 

Diana Watt

Senior Governance Officer (Records Manager)

Governance Services

Room 5.B.18 Sighthill Campus

Edinburgh

EH11 4BN

(: 0131 455 6257
8: [3][email address]

Fax: 0131 455 6269

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Edinburgh Napier University is a registered Scottish charity. Registration
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