Security Digest

Is Your VMS Ready for GDPR?

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On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable.

The GDPR applies to all EU members as well as foreign companies that process EU resident data. The GDPR aims to harmonize data privacy laws throughout the member states and provides EU residents with the right to learn how their personal data is used as well as the right to view their personal data.

Video surveillance operators are directly affected by these regulations as recorded video of identifiable people is considered personal data. Organizations must ensure the collection, use, and storage of recorded video is compliant with the new regulations.

Senstar can help! The Symphony video management software (VMS) provides a set of privacy-related features that assist organizations with GDPR compliance while maintaining situational awareness and operator efficiency.

Click here to download an application note to learn more about Symphony’s privacy-related features.