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Prevent - University registers of research and 'firewalls'

Ben Quinn made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow Caledonian University as part of a batch sent to 78 authorities

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Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide the following:

1. Your Prevent action plan or any document that outlines your institution’s Prevent policy in line with your obligations under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015

2. Confirm if students, researchers and members of staff are obliged to register research which is deemed to be security sensitive

3. If such a register exists, the number of entries for each of the years 2018 (up to the date of this request), 2017, 2016 and 2015. By entries, I mean occasions on which individuals have registered research which falls into the category set out in bullet point 2. If possible, please identify the nature of the research (eg PhD, internally funded, externally funded) and topic

4. If such a register exists, confirm whether or not it is stored onsite or on an external server.

5. If such a register exists, confirm whether the register is subject to any information sharing agreements with external partners or agencies including local and regional Prevent coordinators, the Home Office, the local Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit, the local police or any other law enforcement agencies

6. A list of any agreements, arrangements or Memorandums of Understanding between your institution 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.

7. Confirm if any filtering or blocking service that your institution uses incorporate lists from the IWF, CTIRU or PIPCU, and which lists are incorporated;

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Mr Quinn

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information. The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible. It will be responded to under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Yours sincerely
Linda Reid

Linda Reid
Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 273 1451 | F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address]
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Ben

Glasgow Caledonian University received your request for information. As you did not provide your full name in the body of your emailed request, your application is not valid and therefore cannot be processed. For a request to be valid a requester must provide their full name in the request and, particularly for emailed requests, within the body of the email. Please see the guidance below from the Scottish Information Commissioner.

http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Law/F...

‘FOISA/EIRs Guidance Information requests: the name of the requester or applicant’ dated 9 December 2016 states:

Names in emails

9. Where requests are sent by email, the name of the requester should appear in the text of the email, not just in the email address. If the name is not in the body of the email, the request is invalid. This is because more than one person may use an email address. For example, it will not be clear who has sent an email from an address such as [email address]

Is a first name enough?

10. No. Requesters must provide their full name (usually a first and surname/family name) before a request will be valid. Even where the requester is known to the authority, a request which only includes a first name will not be valid.

Requests will normally be valid if they include a surname/ family name and an initial.

As you have not provided your full name your request is an invalid request under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) Section 8(b). Once you have provided your full name the University will be happy to process your request for information. Please therefore re-send your request with your full name in the body of the e-mail and we can then process it. In the meantime, your request is on hold.

Yours sincerely
Linda Reid

Linda Reid
Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 273 1451 | F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address]
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,
Scotland, United Kingdom

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