RFID in educational establishments

Pippa King made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

Under the Freedom of Information Act please could you supply the following information within 20 working days.

1) Is the Department aware of the RFID, active ultra wideband radio frequency identification with a real time location system (RLTS), used at West Cheshire College, Cheshire, a 14-19 college.

2) Please disclose any discussions the Department has had regarding the introduction or use of RFID in West Cheshire College.

3) Please advise which companies, academics, consultants,
stakeholders, etc, were involved in these discussions.

4) Please provide details of discussions or meetings where RFID in West Cheshire College was discussed.

5) Please advise any Members of the House of Commons and Members of the House of Lords involved or knowledgable in West Cheshire College’s RFID scheme.

6) Please advise any other Government Departments or non
departmental bodies involved in West Cheshire College’s RFID RTLS.

7) Please advise all monies expended on West Cheshire College's RFID.

8) Please advise if the Department is aware of any other schemes of RFID, RTLS or otherwise, in educational establishments.

9) Please advise if the Department is involved in any schemes in educational establishments concerned with RFID, RTLS or other tracking systems.

10) Please advise if the Department is involved in any schemes in educational establishments concerned with smart cards.

11) Please advise if the Department have a budget for the
development of RFID in educational establishments - If so please advise the amount of the budget.

12) Please advise any other Government Departments or non
departmental bodies involved in RFID in educational establishments.

If you need further clarification, please contact me by email. My preferred format to receive the information is electronically, but I can accept hard copies.

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and in such case please could you release available data as soon as possible rather than delay the entire request.

If the costs of processing this request exceed the limit in the Act, please advise on what information you are able to supply within the cost limit.

Yours faithfully,

Pippa King

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS ref: 13/0170

 
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Dear Pippa  King

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request
about RFID in educational establishments.

<<FOI 13-0170.pdf>>
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Security & Information Rights Unit
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