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Prevent - University registers of research and 'firewalls'

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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;

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Dear Ben Quinn,

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Date of request: 15-10-2018 17:37:10 BST
Due date: 12-11-2018 17:37:10 GMT
Ref: RITM0140660

Acknowledgement of request for information

Thank you for your request for information dated 15-10-2018 17:37:10 BST,
a copy of which is appended hereto for your ease of reference.

The University will endeavour to respond as soon as practicable and in any
event by 12-11-2018 17:37:10 GMT. The reference for your request is
RITM0140660: please quote this reference in any future correspondence
regarding this request.

Requested information:

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;

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Office

email: [University of Southampton request email]

 
Ref:MSG6747401

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