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University Computing Service: Notices by the Director

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and Lawful Business Practice Regulations 2000

As required by the above mentioned UK legislation, the University Computing Service draws the attention of all users of the Cambridge University Data Network (CUDN) to the fact that their communications may be intercepted as permitted by legislation.

In particular, but without limitation, users should be aware that their communications may be intercepted, as provided for by the Lawful Business Practice Regulations, in order to investigate or detect unauthorized use of the CUDN or networks to which the CUDN is directly or indirectly connected.

The following documents specify the authorized use of the CUDN and JANET:

(i) Rules made by the Information Technology Syndicate
(ii) Authorization for use of the CUDN
(iii) Use and misuse of computing facilities
(iv) www.ja.net/documents/use.html - JANET acceptable use policy
(v) JANET security policy
(vi) Conditions of issue of IP addresses
(vii) Use of the CUDN/JANET by conferences in Cambridge
(viii) Access to the CUDN and JANET/SuperJANET for outside organizations

The text of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 is available at http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/20000023.htm, and the Lawful Business Practices Regulations 2000 is available at http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002699.htm.

Public Workstation Facility application software for the academical year 2001-02

This notice is addressed to all those who currently use or who are planning to use the Public Workstation Facility (PWF) to support their teaching whether for organized courses or for teaching which depends more generally on applications on the PWF.

Requests for new application software or for new versions of application software are needed by the Computing Service by the end of Full Lent Term (Friday, 16 March 2001). They should be submitted either by e-mail (pwf-manager@ucs.cam.ac.uk) or in writing to the PWF Manager, University Computing Service, New Museums Site. Software for which requests are received later than this date will not necessarily be installed in time for the start of the Michaelmas Term. It would also be helpful to be informed of any software that is no longer required.

The list of software which the Computing Service plans to make available for the start of the Michaelmas Term will be announced on the World Wide Web by the division of the Easter Term.

The programme of installation of the new software will need to start immediately after the end of Full Easter Term in order that it can be completed by Monday, 3 September. This time scale will enable those whose teaching depends on these applications to check that they work correctly and to allow for any necessary remedial action to be taken before the start of the Michaelmas Term.

Those teaching over the period of the Long Vacation should note that the installation of new versions of PWF software may have implications for them.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 31 January 2001
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