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19/09/2019

Combatting CCTV data privacy issues

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (UK)

Identity Cloak enables organisations to mask the identities of all but the data subject and/or persons of interest in minutes.

The UK is one of the most video monitored societies, with around 6 million CCTV cameras in operation, or roughly one camera for every eleven people.  Any CCTV system that monitors or records the activities of individuals constitutes the processing of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

When it comes to privacy, there has been much discussion about rights. Privacy plays a crucial role in the exercise of many other rights, such as freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of religion.

Chief Data Officers at local councils post their Council’s fair processing policies online, and quite often alongside subject access request (SAR) forms can be found for anyone who wants to know what personal data is kept and how it is used.

As with any other form of personal data, data subjects have a right to access their own data. When preparing data for disclosure arising from a data subject access request it is necessary to ensure that by supplying the footage there is no disclosure of the personal data of any other third parties. This requires blurring parts of the footage such as faces and licence plates.

Under GDPR, the information must be provided to the data subject free of charge and the footage must be supplied within 30 days of the receipt of the request.

Identity Cloak from Facit Data Systems enables organisations to mask the identities of all but the data subject and/or persons of interest in minutes. The auto redaction software provides an ideal solution to meet strict deadlines and reduce the high costs of outsourced editing services or lengthy manual processes.


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