Information Security


Monitoring Computer and Network Use Policy

The policy aims to set expectations for staff on the degree of privacy they can expect when using UCL IT systems and equipment.


There are circumstances where UCL may monitor or record communications made using its computer and telecommunication systems, or examine material stored on those systems. This document sets out UCL's policy in respect of such activity.

Contents include

  • In what circumstances can monitoring occur
  • Monitoring for operational reasons
  • Monitoring for policy (and legal) compliance
  • Who can authorize monitoring of computer or network use
  • Procedures for monitoring computer or network use
  • Access to stored documents (including email) for business purposes
  • Exceptional Modification of User Files

Who should read this policy

  • All staff
  • Contractors
  • Temporary staff
  • Students
  • Visitors
  • Managers
  • Teaching staff
  • Student support staff
  • Researchers



Last updated: Monday, April 10, 2017