Prevent and Internet filtering policies

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Dear University of Bolton,

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

O'Reilly, Patrick, University of Bolton

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Dear Mr Killock
In response to your request under the Freedom of Information, please see the in-line comments and attached documents.
Best wishes
Patrick O'Reilly

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Dear Mr O'Reilly,

Thank you for the attachments. My apologies if I missed this information, but are you able to supply the name of the provider(s) of Internet filtering and blocking services that you use?

Yours sincerely,

Jim Killock

O'Reilly, Patrick, University of Bolton

To confirm we have use our firewalls for filtering and blocking, and we do not use a third party service.
Best wishes
Patrick

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From: Jim Killock <[FOI #406117 email]<mailto:[FOI #406117 email]>>
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 18:46
Subject: Re: FW: Freedom of Information request - Prevent and Internet filtering policies
To: O'Reilly, Patrick <[email address]<mailto:[email address]>>

Dear Mr O'Reilly,

Thank you for the attachments. My apologies if I missed this information, but are you able to supply the name of the provider(s) of Internet filtering and blocking services that you use?

Yours sincerely,

Jim Killock

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