Internet filtering and blocking policies

Open Rights Group made this Freedom of Information request to Halton Borough Transport Limited

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

This request has been withdrawn by the person who made it. There may be an explanation in the correspondence below.

Open Rights Group

Dear Halton Borough Transport 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

Colin Stafford,

Unfortunately Halton Transport does not fall under the rules governed by FOI as we are not a public company but a Ltd company we therefore will not be supplying your requested information.

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