Information Services

Regulation of Investigatory Powers

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.

Telecommunications Interception and Monitoring

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and Investigatory Powers Act 2016

The legislation includes provisions for law enforcement agencies to issue a warrant to the University to compel us to intercept communications without consent for specific purposes such as recording evidence of transactions, ensuring regulatory compliance, detecting crime or unauthorised use. Given the legal basis for these requests, the University does not need to gain consent before intercepting for these purposes, although we are required to inform staff and students that such interceptions may take place.

Operational System Monitoring

In the course of their normal duties, some support teams in Information Services Group and in Schools and Colleges are authorised to carry out specific monitoring activities relating to the provision or operation of telecommunications and IT systems. Any monitoring or analysis of logged information is performed only for business need such as diagnosis of faults or to investigate potential information security incidents.  This does not mean that individual communications are actively monitored, just that they MAY be for these purposes.