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Face-pixellating module is first video surveillance product to be declared GDPR-ready by EuroPriSe

KiwiVision Privacy Protector KiwiVision Privacy Protector, which pixellates the faces of persons captured in video surveillance footage in real time, has been declared GDPR ready . Developed by KiwiSecurity, the product was re-certified with the European Privacy Seal by EuroPriSe, which has been recalibrated to certify readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in the UK and across the EU from 25 May 2018. This makes it the first and only video surveillance product to receive this redefined seal of approval.

The European Privacy Seal is awarded to IT-based products that excel in privacy protection. Privacy Protector passed newly introduced tests in order to win re-certification. The EuroPriSe Authority, which is based in Bonn, Germany, created new tests and expanded criteria to make sure products comply with requirements mandated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). KiwiVision Privacy Protector, a video anonymization module, is integrated into Genetec Security Center, Milestone XProtect and Cisco VSOM, among other video management systems. embedded content We are pleased to re-certify KiwiVision Privacy Protector, which is now an integrated feature in Genetec Security Center, for the fourth consecutive term by the European Privacy Seal certification authority, said Sebastian Meissner, head of the EuroPriSe Certification Authority. Additionally, this re-certification comes with the special distinction that the Privacy Protector software is GDPR-ready , meeting the highest certifiable compliance with the European Union (EU) privacy standards. To gain re-certification and the accolade of GDPR readiness, products will now have their source code tested for vulnerabilities that could compromise privacy protection (known as destructive anonymisation). Genetec takes privacy, authorization, encryption, and secure data archiving very seriously in our commitment to help our customers Protect the Everyday , said Cyrille Becker, general manager for Europe at Genetec. We are pleased that KiwiVision Privacy Protector has once again received the EuroPriSe re-certification, which will extend an even greater level of confidence and trust for Genetec customers.

The EuroPriSe seal is valid for two years.

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Installers wanted: IFSEC advisory board is looking for new members

The IFSEC Advisory Board is looking for installers to help us shape the event programme for 2018 and beyond. We ve been working with installers on the IFSEC advisory board since 2015 and space has opened up for additional members to join. There are currently around 15 active installer members and if you d like to be involved, this is your chance.

What s involved We meet up as a group four times per year in London at the IFSEC headquarters (240 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8BF) and at the event itself. Meetings last around three hours and are made up of two parts. Meetings agenda part one The first part of the meetings is spent discussing the key issues/challenges/priorities advisory board members are facing. In fact it can focus on any area members want each other s advice on. Here are some of the topics we ve discussed in the past: How do you educate potential clients about the quality of your service? Is there anything else we can do as an industry to stop unlicensed companies pricing us out? Do you find it challenging to find good engineers? Should there be a national registration of engineers to stop the chancers from wasting the time of prospective employers? What s your experience of working with apprentices?

Challenges brought about by fluctuating manufacturers prices and quotation hold periods. Technical support waiting times what is acceptable? Meeting agenda part two Then the IFSEC team tell advisory board members about latest plans, and ask for advice on the content and strategy of the event. Benefits of joining There s no fee for joining the advisory board. You just have to commit your time and you will benefit from the following perks: VIP ticket for IFSEC Full write-ups of all IFSEC Advisory Board Meetings Be promoted as an Advisory Board Member on the IFSEC website here Benchmark and grow your network of peers Have the option to raise your profile further taking part through interview opportunities on IFSEC Global Attendance at meetings We understand that sometimes other priorities mean members can t make it to meetings and that s fine. If there are meetings you can t attend in person, there will be the option to attend via a conference call or video conference facility. If there are meetings you can t attend at all, you will be encouraged to submit any questions/feedback over the phone or over email with the IFSEC team. Next steps Contact Charlotte Geoghegan, Head of Content for IFSEC if you re interested or would like more information: charlotte.geoghegan@ubm.com or 0207 921 8008. Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape.

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