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One of Jisc’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter. Before taking action that may have legal consequences, you should talk to your own lawyers.

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The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), as the body given responsibility by the Home Office for monitoring compliance with the Prevent duty in the higher education sector in England, has now announced how it will perform this responsibility. Full details can be found at the links to the HEFCE website below: the following is a summary.

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I was invited to speak at the Russell Group IT Directors' meeting yesterday, on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and its implications for universities. My slides are attached to this post.

Most of the Act is concerned with human, rather than technology, issues but the Act does require universities and colleges to have "due regard for the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism". However, as I concluded:

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While we're still awaiting the announcement of the date when universities and colleges will have a legal duty to "have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism", there's probably enough information available in the published guidance for organisations to start reviewing whether their current practice is likely to be sufficient to satisfy that duty.

Three resources are already available:

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