Prevent and Internet filtering policies

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Open Rights Group

Dear University of Wolverhampton,

Can you please supply:

(1) your policy or policy guidance for duties under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 duties for the various local authorities listed in Schedule 6, known as “Prevent”;

(2) your policy relating to Internet filtering, blocking and prevention of access to material deemed inappropriate;

(3) the name of any providers of Internet filtering and blocking services that you use, or else a statement that you do not block or filter content at all;

(4) a list of agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding between yourselves and bodies such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), or Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) of the City of London Police, to receive lists of illegal or illicit content, for instance for the purposes of blocking.

Finally, can you:

(5) tell me if any filtering or blocking service that you use incorporates lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated; and

(6) provide to me any clauses within any contract or terms and conditions of service agreed with your filtering and blocking providers that relate to their use of information from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock

Zulyte, Ieva, University of Wolverhampton

Dear Mr Jim Killock,

R.E. Freedom of Information Request: FOI-093-2017

Thank you for your email below, received by the University of Wolverhampton in which you have requested the following information:

" Can you please supply:

(1) your policy or policy guidance for duties under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 duties for the various local authorities listed in Schedule 6, known as “Prevent”;

(2) your policy relating to Internet filtering, blocking and prevention of access to material deemed inappropriate;

(3) the name of any providers of Internet filtering and blocking services that you use, or else a statement that you do not block or filter content at all;

(4) a list of agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding between yourselves and bodies such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), or Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) of the City of London Police, to receive lists of illegal or illicit content, for instance for the purposes of blocking.

Finally, can you:

(5) tell me if any filtering or blocking service that you use incorporates lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated; and

(6) provide to me any clauses within any contract or terms and conditions of service agreed with your filtering and blocking providers that relate to their use of information from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU."

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Yours sincerely,

Ieva

Ieva Zulyte
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer
Offices of the Vice-Chancellor (MA215)
University of Wolverhampton
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY
Tel: 01902 322602

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From: Open Rights Group[SMTP:[email address]]
Sent: 14 May 2017 10:43:53
To: FoI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Prevent and Internet filtering policies Auto forwarded by a Rule

Dear University of Wolverhampton,

Can you please supply:

(1) your policy or policy guidance for duties under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 duties for the various local authorities listed in Schedule 6, known as “Prevent”;

(2) your policy relating to Internet filtering, blocking and prevention of access to material deemed inappropriate;

(3) the name of any providers of Internet filtering and blocking services that you use, or else a statement that you do not block or filter content at all;

(4) a list of agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding between yourselves and bodies such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), or Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) of the City of London Police, to receive lists of illegal or illicit content, for instance for the purposes of blocking.

Finally, can you:

(5) tell me if any filtering or blocking service that you use incorporates lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated; and

(6) provide to me any clauses within any contract or terms and conditions of service agreed with your filtering and blocking providers that relate to their use of information from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU.

Yours faithfully,

Jim Killock

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Open Rights Group

Dear Zulyte, Ieva,

Could you let me know how this request is going?

If it helps, in relation to question 3 we are not interested in malware blocking etc, just content / category blocking.

Yours sincerely,

Jim Killock

Zulyte, Ieva, University of Wolverhampton

Dear Jim Killock,

Please accept our sincere apologies for not being able to respond to your request as quickly as hoped. I will ensure that a response is provided to your below request as soon as possible and by Thursday, 27th July 2017.

Kind Regards
Ieva

Ieva Zulyte
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer
Offices of the Vice-Chancellor (MA215)
University of Wolverhampton
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY
Tel: 01902 322602

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Zulyte, Ieva, University of Wolverhampton

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Dear Jim Killock,

Please find attached a response in relation to your below request.

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay and any inconvenience caused.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards
Ieva

Ieva Zulyte
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer
Offices of the Vice-Chancellor (MA215)
University of Wolverhampton
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY
Tel: 01902 322602

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