Internet filtering and blocking policies

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Open Rights Group

Dear University of Sussex,

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, e.g.:
(a) Security or Malware
(b) Content types, eg adult, alcohol etc
2. Statistics relating to the requests blocked or filtered, eg how many site requests filtered or blocked per category
3. Monitoring requirements you have for users, eg if you record or may record their Internet usage

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Parker
Researcher
Open Rights Group

Freedom of Information, University of Sussex

Dear Mr Parker,

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 14 March 2018.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and will be answered as soon as possible and within twenty working days
following the date of receipt, i.e. by 13 April 2018

 

If you need to contact us about your request please quote your reference
number FOI-18-0071.

 

Kind regards,

 

Lucy Pattenden

Information Officer

University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton BN1 9RH

 

Freedom of Information, University of Sussex

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Dear Mr Parker

 

Please find attached the University’s formal response to your recent
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards

 

Lucy Pattenden

Information Officer

University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton BN1 9RH