Content filtering software

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Dear Trinity Laban,

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

Simon Grimes, Trinity Laban

Dear Daniel,

I acknowledge receipt of your request, and will respond as quickly as possible.

Best wishes,
Simon

Simon Grimes
Senior Registry Administrator & Assistant to the Registrar

TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE
OF MUSIC AND DANCE
Tel +44 (0)20 8305 4370
[email address]

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No: 51090 Registered Charity No: 309998

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From: Daniel Payne <[FOI #269484 email]>
Sent: 22 May 2015 11:15
To: Simon Grimes
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Content filtering software

Dear Trinity Laban,

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

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Simon Grimes, Trinity Laban

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Dear Daniel,

 

Many thanks for your query under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). To
the best of my knowledge, my responses are as follows:

 

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?

Yes

 

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

Websense, approx. £10K plus VAT per annum

 

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.

Please see attached document: “Websense categories blocked.xlsx”

 

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

No additional URLs are blocked

 

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.

Please see attached document: “Trinity Laban Webfiltering Policy.pdf”

 

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.

One request was made in 2013, but we do not have details

 

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

N/A

 

Best wishes,

Simon

 

Simon Grimes

Senior Registry Administrator & Assistant to the Registrar

 

TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE

OF MUSIC AND DANCE

 

King Charles Court

Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich

London SE10 9JF

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4370

Email: [1][Trinity Laban request email]

Website: [2]www.trinitylaban.ac.uk

 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a company limited by
guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No: 51090 Registered
Charity No: 309998

 

 

 

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