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Lawyer Apologizes After Body Cam Video Disproves His Client’s Sexual Assault Claim

Sherita Dixon-Cole falsely accused a Dallas public safety officer of sexual assault after he arrested her for driving drunk. Her claims were shared more than 50,000 times online and now, she could face charges. A woman who said a Texas state trooper sexually assaulted her could face charges herself, after body cam video released by Texas Department of Public Safety shows no evidence of officer misconduct. Sherita Dixon-Cole accused DPS trooper Daniel Hubbard of “forcefully groping” her in a sexual assault inside and outside of his cruiser during a traffic stop last weekend.

Wavestore And Facit Form Technology Partnership To Aid GDPR Compliance

Wavestore and analytics experts Facit Data Systems have formed a technology partnership to help organisations comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when managing their surveillance system. The GDPR regulation stipulates any person whose image is recorded on a video surveillance system has a right to seek and be supplied with a copy of their own personal data from the footage. However, the identity of any other individuals who also feature in any part of that footage need to be protected when the recording is shared with a third party.

Drone Takedown Authority Would Be Granted Under Senate Proposal

Security and law enforcement agencies would be given new authority to monitor and take down threatening drones under bipartisan legislation proposed by a group of U.S. Senators. A bill introduced by top members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee would also direct the Department of Homeland Security to study drone technology and the emerging threats it creates. While technology exists to monitor most small commercial drones and to disable or redirect their flight paths, law often prohibits the use of these techniques. The bill, known as the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018, would give DHS and the Justice Department the authority to monitor and track drones without consent of the operator.

Security Industry Association Applauds Signing Of Maryland Alarm Bills

The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends the signing of companion bills impacting alarm systems companies in Maryland – House Bills (HB) 645 and 1117 and their corresponding companion Senate Bills (SB) 662 and 927. In early 2018, SIA testified in support of these bills before the Maryland General Assembly, and they have since been signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Orchestra: The First Ever Digital Identity Management Platform Certified In Privacy By Design

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 Showcases Automated Compliance Verification For Physical Security At ISC West

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.

Paradise Asked To Cease Video Surveillance

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.

Dahua To Build Enhanced Personal Data Protection Ecosystem Along With TÜV Rheinland

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.

SIA Applauds Funding of School Safety Grants Program

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 Helps North American Security Directors Get Ready For GDPR At ISC West

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.