The impact of GDPR on video surveillance
Over recent months, it’s been almost impossible to be unaware of the forthcoming arrival of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will affect any business which collects or processes the personal data of people living in the European Union (EU).
The new regulation, which comes into effect on May 25th, is designed to give individuals more control over how data about them is collected, processed, stored and shared. As an organization, Axis has always been committed to respecting and safeguarding individuals’ privacy and, as such, we are wholeheartedly behind the introduction of GDPR and has been working towards ensuring that our own business is fully compliant with the regulation.
Much of the focus of the discussion around GDPR has been on text-based personal data; for instance, name, email and physical address details, date of birth, financial information etc. What has received less attention, however, is the equal importance of visual data, such as images and video. But in instances where organizations are involved in capturing or processing visual data in which an individual could be identified either directly or indirectly, GDPR still applies.
GDPR has both implications and opportunities for Axis customers and partners, and we have created a white paper to help you understand the impact of GDPR on video surveillance, and some of the steps to take in order to move towards compliance.