College IT departments told to deploy anti-terror dragnet
The government has told colleges to monitor web browsing for Islamic extremist sites and report students to police, drawing criticism from union chiefs that it could alienate muslim communities.The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) released a "toolkit" yesterday calling on IT departments to "prevent staff or students from accessing illegal or inappropriate material through college ICT systems, including having appropriate monitoring systems in place with recourse to police and other partners as necessary."
For more information see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/college_extremism_monitoring/
Date: 19th February 2009
Source: The Register
Archived in section Society/Surveillance
Entry added by Webmaster on 19 Feb 2009 at 19:43 GMT
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