Genetec Inc., a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that the KiwiVision Privacy Protector from KiwiSecurity has been re-certified with the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe). The European Privacy Seal is awarded to IT-based products that are compatible with European data protection laws and excel in privacy protection. KiwiVision Privacy Protector is the unified real-time video anonymisation module in Genetec Security Center, the company’s comprehensive, open-architecture security platform that combines video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics.
In addition to this re-certification, the EuroPriSe Authority (Bonn, Germany) has added new testing and criteria to assure all products meet the unique standards that incorporate new requirements mandated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect May 25, 2018. Privacy Protector was evaluated for its capabilities of adherence to the new GDPR legislative privacy requirements, and was confirmed as the only software in the surveillance and safety industry to meet these criteria.
“We are pleased to re-certify KiwiVision Privacy Protector, which is now an integrated feature in Genetec Security Center, for the fourth consecutive term by the European Privacy Seal certification authority,” said Sebastian Meissner, Head of the EuroPriSe Certification Authority. “Additionally, this re-certification comes with the special distinction that the Privacy Protector software is ‘GDPR-ready’, meeting the highest certifiable compliance with the European Union (EU) privacy standards,” added Meissner.
Tested in accordance to EU privacy laws and policies
For a software or hardware product to obtain the ‘GDPR-ready’ European Privacy Seal, the source code is tested to ensure that there are no vulnerabilities that can be exploited or hacked to suspend privacy protection (destructive anonymisation), assuring that product conformity with the GDPR is verified. It is crucial that the examination is conducted by an independent and impartial institution, and that all criteria are made public. The EuroPriSe seal is valid for two years and must be re-awarded after its expiration. This ensures that the product always complies with the latest EU privacy laws and policies.
“Genetec takes privacy, authorisation, encryption, and secure data archiving very seriously in our commitment to help our customers ‘Protect the Everyday’,” said Cyrille Becker, General Manager for Europe at Genetec. “We are pleased that KiwiVision Privacy Protector has once again received the EuroPriSe re-certification, which will extend an even greater level of confidence and trust for Genetec customers,” added Becker.