As required by UK legislation, the University draws to the attention of all users of the University's data and telephone networks the fact that their communications may be intercepted as permitted by legislation.
The legislation allows the University to intercept without consent for purposes such as recording evidence of transactions, ensuring regulatory compliance, detecting crime or unauthorised use, and ensuring the operation of their telecommunications systems. The University does not need to gain consent before intercepting for these purposes, although we need to inform staff and students that interceptions may take place.
In the course of their normal duties some staff in Information Services and in Schools and Colleges have the authority and indeed are required to carry out certain monitoring activities in order to ensure the correct operation of telecommunications systems. This does not imply that all communications are monitored, just that they MAY be for the above purposes.
This article was published on Nov 30, 2012