Dear West Cheshire College,

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

1) Does West Cheshire College or any associated campuses use radio frequency identification (RFID) tags with students.

2) What are these RFID tags used for? Please detail the applications. I.e. attendance, cafeteria, libraries, etc.

3) How many students carry RFID tags.

4) Please provide any literature given to students informing them of RFID tags use within the college and its campuses.

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.

As per a Freedom of Information response to Nicole on 22nd of July 2010 - http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/pr... - please direct this Freedom of Information requets to:

Data Protection Officer
West Cheshire College
Eaton Road
Handbridge
CHESTER

Or direct this to the relevant person who is able to deal with Freedom of Information Request.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.

Yours faithfully,

Pippa King

Arrowsmith, Ann-Marie, West Cheshire College

Dear Ms King

We acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information act.

In line with our procedures we will respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards

Ann-Marie Arrowsmith
Senior Administrator to Ian Rimmington, Vice Principal
Tel: 01244 656449
Email: [email address]

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PR, West Cheshire College

Regarding Freedom of Information request - RFID use in West Cheshire
College

 

1) Does West Cheshire College or any associated campuses use radio
frequency identification (RFID) tags with students.

We introduced RFID on a trial basis to assess how the technology could be
used for automatic registration of of students and to improve the
efficiency of the building.

 

2) What are these RFID tags used for? Please detail the applications. I.e.
attendance, cafeteria, libraries, etc.

We are currently trialling the technology for the purposes of automatic
registration of students and to improve the efficiency of the building. We
are also trialling the technology for tracking the movement of physical
assets i.e. ipads, laptops and camera equipment. The technology is not
used for tracking of individual students. A decision as to the future use
of the technology will be made at the end of the trial period (this is
expected to be completed in March 2013).

3) How many students carry RFID tags.

All full-time students (2000) were issued with RFID tags as part of the
trial.

4) Please provide any literature given to students informing them of RFID
tags use within the college and its campuses.

Information relating to the RFID tags and their purpose was covered during
College induction/ enrolment.

Kind regards

 

Louise Lewis

Press Office
West Cheshire College

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