Web filtering solutions (FOI)
Web filtering solutions (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 26 November 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please could I have details on the following points:
Which Web Filtering Solution do you currently have implemented at the organisation?
How many users does this support?
Who was this purchased through?
How much is the current contract value and how many years does this cover?
When is the Web Filtering contract due to expire?
Who is in charge of reviewing the web filtering contract/solution?
It is considered that providing this information may cause a security risk and therefore it has been refused under Article 42 (Law Enforcement) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (the Law).
The solution supports the workforce of the Government of Jersey.
The supplier used to manage this procurement is Bytes Software Solutions.
Information is held by the Scheduled Public Authority (SPA) however it is exempt under Articles 33(b) (Commercial Interests) and 42 (Law Enforcement) of the Law.
It is considered that providing this information may cause a security risk and therefore it has been refused under Article 42 (Law Enforcement) of the Law.
The contract is managed by the Modernisation & Digital Department and supported by Commercial Services.
Article 33 Commercial interests
Information is qualified exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or
(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).
Article 33(b) allows an authority to refuse a request for information where its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the SPA holding the information). In this instance the SPA believes that the winning tender is commercially sensitive, and release could harm the commercial interests of the SPA in respect of ongoing tenders in related areas of its business.
Article 42 Law enforcement
Information is qualified exempt information if its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice –
a) the prevention, detection or investigation of crime, whether in Jersey or elsewhere;
It is recognised that there is a public interest in providing information in a transparent manner, however this public interest is not considered to outweigh the interests of the government in preventing cyber-crime. It is considered that release of this information may increase risks, particularly in view of major cyber-attacks that have occurred in other jurisdictions in recent years.
The Government of Jersey continuously assesses risk to its network and technical infrastructure and manages a risk treatment plan to ensure every effort is made to maintain a secure and reliable service for its staff and users of its services.