We have an obligation to remove web content which breaches the 2006 terrorism act within 48 working hours of being notified by a lawful authority that we are required to do so. This is a first pass at the procedure we will follow:

  1. Identify the server which the content is residing on. Since we don't know what one of these notices looks like, we assume that it will contain sufficient information to identify the server.
  2. Stop Apache on the server. If server is a desktop machine, shut down machine and remove to secure area.
  3. Inform Computing staff and HOS that the takedown order has been received and that Apache has been stopped.
  4. Copy offending content to suitable secure location. On www.inf take copy of CVS log. For all servers, take copies of the access logs for relevant area
  5. Remove content from web server. Make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the offending material does not exist elsewhere on the School's servers.
  6. If the user responsible for the content can be identified, disable the user's account.
  7. If the server in question is one of the main school servers, restart Apache on the server. Make sure that the URL(s) are no longer accessible.
  8. Inform head of computing and head of school of steps taken.

In the case of complaints from individuals regarding web content we will follow University guidelines regarding web content (link here) If the material is judged unacceptable it will be removed following the above procedure and the Heads of Computing and School notified.

-- CraigStrachan - 26 Sep 2006

Topic revision: r3 - 19 Oct 2006 - 15:26:03 - CraigStrachan
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