Internet filtering and blocking policies

Open Rights Group made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Transport Services Limited

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Open Rights Group

Dear Blackpool Transport Services Limited,

I am writing as a Research Volunteer at the Open Rights Group. We are conducting a study to better understand filtering and blocking of websites on the public estate, to understand what content and sites are inaccessible and why.
We would like to know, in relation to your publicly accessible Internet networks, or Internet networks for your clients:

1) The categories of content blocked or filtered, eg:
a)Security or Malware
b)Content types, eg adult, alcohol etc
c)Statistics relating to the requests blocked or filtered, eg how many site requests filtered or blocked per category

2) Monitoring requirements you have for users, eg if you record or may record their Internet usage

3) The supplier of your blocking or filtering software
a) Eg, Sophos, Forcepoint, Palo Alto etc


James Collis

Open Rights Group

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Bryan Lindop, Blackpool Transport Services Limited

Dear Mr Collis,

Further to your recent request, I am writing to advise that the provision of IT services to Blackpool Transport Services Ltd., is provided by Blackpool Council and they now deal with all our security and filtering needs.

You will therefore need to re-submit your request to Blackpool Council.

I hope this information is helpful. Thank you for contacting Blackpool Transport.

Yours sincerely,

Bryan Lindop

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