Use of Internet by Council staff

Jason Rossi made this Freedom of Information request to Thanet District Council

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From: Jason Rossi

13 September 2011

Dear Thanet District Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2005, I would like to request
the following information:

1.How many staff have been disciplined for misuse of the internet
each year since 2005?
2.What are the top 10 websites visited by Council staff?
3.What is the average amount of time spent on the internet by
council staff each day

Yours faithfully,

Jason Rossi

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From: Alan Martin
Thanet District Council

14 September 2011

Ref No:30676 / 1855292

Dear Mr Rossi

Thank you for your communication of 13/09/2011 requesting the number of staff who have been disciplined for misuse of the internet each year since 2005, the top 10 websites visited by Council staff and the average amount of time spent on the internet by council staff each day.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Martin
Information Request Assessor

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From: Sophie Chadwick
Thanet District Council

12 October 2011

Ref No: 30676/1855292

Dear Mr Rossi

Thank you for your communication received on 14/09/2011 where you requested information about internet usage by council staff. The information you requested is detailed below.

1. How many staff have been disciplined for misuse of the internet each year since 2005? Zero

2. What are the top 10 websites visited by Council staff? Information not held (the software we use does not enable us to produce such a list)

3. What is the average amount of time spent on the internet by council staff each day? Information not held (the software we use does not enable us to differentiate between internal and external usage i.e we can not distinguish between intranet and internet usage)

Thanet District Council has adopted an Acceptable Usage of Internet Policy which ensures all users of Council provided internet facilities are aware of the acceptable use of such facilities.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Information Request Assessor, Thanet District Council, P O Box 9 Cecil Street, Margate Kent CT9 1XZ, or send an email to [email address].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely,

Sophie Chadwick
Contracts and Partnerships Relationship Manager

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