Prevent and Internet filtering policies

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Dear Kingston 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

Murr, Cathy, Kingston University

Dear Jim

Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Kingston University. Your request was received on 08/05/2017 and is now being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note that in some circumstances a fee may be payable prior to information being supplied. If a charge is applicable in this case I will contact you to request payment before proceeding further. Details of the University’s charging policy can be found in section 3 of its Freedom of Information Policy, available at the link below:

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I will be in touch again in due course and in any event not later than 06/06/2017 this being twenty working days following receipt of your request. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards

Cathy

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Cathy Murr

Resources and Compliance Team
Library and Learning Services
Kingston University

Dear Kingston 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

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Porteous, Lyn D, Kingston University

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Dear Jim,

Further to your recent request for information, the University’s response
follows.

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”;

 

We do not have Prevent guidance or a Prevent policy. Our most relevant
policy is our Freedom of Speech policy which is attached and published on
our website [1]here.

 

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

 

The University’s Acceptable Use (IT facilities) Policy is published
[2]here and reflects our role as an academic institute. We comply with the
[3]JANET Acceptable Use Policy relating to accessing internet content
which states that it is unacceptable to access inappropriate content. We
reserve the right to monitor use in individual cases.

 

(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;

 

We do not subscribe to any filtering or blocking services. We do not
filter content. We do block content known to be of a highly offensive or
illegal nature.

 

(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.

 

There are no such agreements in place.

 

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

 

We do not use filtering or blocking services.

 

(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.

 

We do not use filtering or blocking services.

This completes the University’s response to your information request. If
you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request an internal review of our
decision please contact:

Director of the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory and Support Department, email :
[4][email address] or by post: Kingston University,
River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1LQ.

In the event that you are not content with the outcome of your complaint
you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision
unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Kingston
University. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

I hope that you now have the information you require.

Kind regards,

Lyn

 

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Lyn Porteous

Resources and Compliance Team

Library and Learning Services

Kingston University

 

 

 

 

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