The Security Industry Association (SIA) is marking Data Privacy Day on Monday by continuing its efforts to help its members understand and manage the critical issue of protecting consumer data. SIA has taken a leading position on privacy issues for many years, having released its original Privacy Framework in 2010. It has become even more active recently, starting with the 2017 creation of the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board.
Ahead of National Data Privacy Day, which is observed annually on 28th January, a poll carried out last year revealed a staggering 90% of people were “very concerned” about their internet privacy. Data privacy and the importance of safeguarding personal data, along with how companies are using blockchain technology to empower individuals to take control of their own data, are among the topics explored in the commentary.
I have been talking about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for almost two years. The regulation sets out a single set of rules for all companies operating in the EU. These rules were developed to provide people with greater control over their personal data and incentivize organizations to make meaningful changes to how they collect, process, and store that data. The GDPR is also the reason why you received so many emails last spring from sites that you visit and newsletters that you subscribe to asking you to update your information.
Global MSC Security has revealed that the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) for England and Wales, Tony Porter MSyl, will present ‘Delivering the National Surveillance Camera Strategy’, at the 20th annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018, which is taking place at the Bristol Hotel in Bristol city centre on Tuesday 13th November 2018. Mr Porter will use his keynote address to highlight the successes and challenges since implementing the strategy.
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 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.
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.
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™ 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.