Open Rights Group

Dear Ulster University,

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

Byrden, Elinor, Ulster University



I am currently out of the office.  In my absence please contact Mrs Jayne
Moore on tel no. 028 7012 4533 or by email at: [email address]

Regards

Elinor Byrden
Office of the University Secretary 

 

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Moore, Jayne, Ulster University

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Dear Mr Killock

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT – Ref: FOIA/17/81 (Prevent and Internet
Filtering Policies)

 

We acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, reference number FOIA/17/81.  Your request is receiving
attention and we hope to have a response to you no later than 12 June
2017.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jayne Moore

 

 

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Mrs Jayne Moore

PA to Eamon Mullan, University Secretary

Office of the University Secretary

 

Ulster University  l  Cromore Road  l  Coleraine  l  BT52  1SA

T: +44 (0)28 7012 4533  F: +44(0)28 7012 4927

E: [2][email address]

[3]www.ulster.ac.uk

 

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error please notify the system manager at [email address] and
delete this email immediately. Any views or opinions expressed are solely
those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Ulster
University.
The University's computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried out on them may be recorded to secure the effective operation of
the system and for other lawful purposes. Ulster University does not
guarantee that this email or any attachments are free from viruses or 100%
secure. Unless expressly stated in the body of a separate attachment, the
text of email is not intended to form a binding contract. Correspondence
to and from the University may be subject to requests for disclosure by
3rd parties under relevant legislation.
The Ulster University was founded by Royal Charter in 1984 and is
registered with company number RC000726 and VAT registered number
GB672390524.The primary contact address for Ulster University in Northern
Ireland is Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA

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Moore, Jayne, Ulster University

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Dear Mr Killock

 

RESPONSE FOIA/17/81

 

Further to your FOI request seeking information on Ulster University’s
Prevent and Internet filtering policies, please view following response
per question -

 

 

(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”;

Schedule 6 is immaterial since Part 5 of the Act, which includes section
26 and the Prevent duty, does not apply in Northern Ireland.

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

Technical implementation of filtering, blocking and prevention of access
are currently not policy-related, but rather procedural issues aligning
with acceptable use guidelines.

 

(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;

NetFort LANGuardian.

 

(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.

 

Currently none. We are connected to JANET which is a private network
rather than an ISP. JANET may have such agreements but we do not.

 

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

 

No, unless LANGuardian incorporates these lists.

 

(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.

 

N/A. Please see above.

 

 

If you are unhappy with how the University has dealt with your request you
may raise the matter under the University's internal review process for
FOI requests. Please submit written details of your appeal to Mr Eamon
Mullan, University Secretary, Room J313, University of Ulster, Coleraine
BT52 1SA, email at [1][email address]. The University will normally
undertake to issue a decision on an appeal within 20 working days of
receipt.

 

If you do not wish to submit an appeal to the University in relation to
your request or if you are unhappy with the outcome of an appeal you may
apply to the Office of the Information Commissioner. Full particulars of
the FOI Act including the Information Commissioner's address may be found
at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jayne Moore

 

 

[3]UU_Corp_logo_Process_email

 

Mrs Jayne Moore

PA to Eamon Mullan, University Secretary

Office of the University Secretary

 

Ulster University  l  Cromore Road  l  Coleraine  l  BT52  1SA

T: +44 (0)28 7012 4533  F: +44(0)28 7012 4927

E: [4][email address]

[5]www.ulster.ac.uk

 

From: Moore, Jayne
Sent: 16 May 2017 09:38
To: '[FOI #406699 email]'
<[FOI #406699 email]>
Subject: Receipt - Freedom of Information Act Ref: FOIA/17/81

 

Dear Mr Killock

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT – Ref: FOIA/17/81 (Prevent and Internet
Filtering Policies)

 

We acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000, reference number FOIA/17/81.  Your request is receiving
attention and we hope to have a response to you no later than 12 June
2017.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jayne Moore

 

 

[6]UU_Corp_logo_Process_email

 

Mrs Jayne Moore

PA to Eamon Mullan, University Secretary

Office of the University Secretary

 

Ulster University  l  Cromore Road  l  Coleraine  l  BT52  1SA

T: +44 (0)28 7012 4533  F: +44(0)28 7012 4927

E: [7][email address]

[8]www.ulster.ac.uk

 

This email and any attachments are confidential and intended solely for
the use of the addressee and may contain information which is covered by
legal, professional or other privilege. If you have received this email in
error please notify the system manager at [email address] and
delete this email immediately. Any views or opinions expressed are solely
those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Ulster
University.
The University's computer systems may be monitored and communications
carried out on them may be recorded to secure the effective operation of
the system and for other lawful purposes. Ulster University does not
guarantee that this email or any attachments are free from viruses or 100%
secure. Unless expressly stated in the body of a separate attachment, the
text of email is not intended to form a binding contract. Correspondence
to and from the University may be subject to requests for disclosure by
3rd parties under relevant legislation.
The Ulster University was founded by Royal Charter in 1984 and is
registered with company number RC000726 and VAT registered number
GB672390524.The primary contact address for Ulster University in Northern
Ireland is Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA

References

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2. http://www.ico.org.uk/
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5. http://www.ulster.ac.uk/
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8. http://www.ulster.ac.uk/

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