Orchestra™ is now Privacy by Design certified by the Privacy by Design™ Centre for Excellence at Ryerson University (CA), the world’s leading authority in Data Privacy. This certification is a premiere in the Identity Management world as well as Travel & Border Control segments, with immediate effect since 4th April 2018, as a proof that Vision-Box highly prioritizes security and privacy of citizen information.
Viakoo is showcasing the dynamic capabilities of their solution to help ensure consistent compliance across industries for physical security At ISC West 2018 (Booth #33087). Working in conjunction with Coalfire, a leading cyber risk management and compliance firm, the Viakoo Predictive product was found to fully or partially automate the audit process for 38 specific physical security controls. Using automated discovery and push-button reporting from Viakoo can save significant time during an audit, and avoid expensive penalties for failing an audit.
The Town of Paradise has been asked to shut down all of its video surveillance cameras. It appears the town may have been peeking a little too far into the personal space of members of the public and of employees in certain areas, according to the province’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Privacy commissioner files report on complaint that town collected personal information by video without authorization.
Zhejiang Dahua Technology signed a strategic cooperation agreement with TÜV Rheinland (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a world leading third-party inspection, testing and certification company. TÜV Rheinland will provide a comprehensive solution that centers on IoT (Internet of Things) product privacy protection certification towards multiple Dahua products including IP cameras, network video recorders, software platforms, intelligent servers, etc. The cooperation aims to help Dahua Technology better cope with the upcoming implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a data privacy law drafted by the European Union as one “most stringent in history”, and will be implemented on May 25th, 2018.
President Donald Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 which among other provisions would reauthorize and restore funding for school safety grants administered by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The new law provides $25 million immediately for school security technology and equipment in addition to emergency communications systems and other coordination with law enforcement to enhance response capabilities. Administered through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), $33 million is authorized annually for the program beginning next year.
Genetec is urging North American security directors to get ready for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While the initiative is led by the European Union, the territorial scope of the GDPR is global. As of May 25, 2018, any business that is collecting or storing personally identifiable information (PII) of EU citizens (including surveillance video, cardholder information and activities tracked by an access control system, and license plate numbers captured by an automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system) will be held accountable, regardless of where the organization is based.
ASIS International hailed passage of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will help increase school security by providing grant money for a variety of school safety measures. ASIS International is drafting a letter of support to share with key Senate offices as they consider this important legislation. ASIS members will be updated as action is taken by the Senate.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) strongly supports S. 2495, the Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, introduced by a bipartisan coalition of 25 U.S. senators led by Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. The legislation would fund school security improvements and invest in prevention programs to stop school violence before it happens.
Aged adult care providers in Australia should be aware of the legal implications of families installing surveillance devices in residents’ bedrooms without permission. That’s according to aged care paralegal Sophie Andritsos, who is researching the area as part of her Monash University law degree honors thesis. The use of surveillance devices —particularly streaming and video recording devices— is increasing in residential aged adult care facilities.
Milestone Systems has released XProtect 2018 R1. Milestone is responding to the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video business solutions with this first VMS update this year. In this release, Milestone pioneers the use of multiple NVIDIA graphics cards on top of Intel GPU acceleration (Graphics Processing Unit) to achieve ultra-high performance. The XProtect Smart Client 2018 R1 and Smart Wall now support hardware acceleration, where system performance can be boosted just by adding a supported graphics card to take over the heavy lifting in decoding video, leaving room for the system to handle other tasks.