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. GDPR-ready 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.
The two new executive appointments at Genetec align with the opening of the new Genetec European HQ in Paris Genetec Inc., a provider of open-architecture and unified IP security solutions, has announced two new senior executive appointments and new European headquarters in the eighth arrondissement of Paris, France. Mr. Cyrille Becker joins Genetec as General Manager, Europe and will oversee European operations, positioning the business for growth in the European market. Mr. Jos Beernink has been appointed Vice President of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he will direct the sales organisation, developing new business and helping the channels address growing business demand. Genetec new executives Mr. Cyrille Becker is a seasoned business developer with fifteen years of experience in the security industry. He most recently served as a Business Unit General Manager at Stanley Security France, a long-time Genetec partner. His key competencies include leading large and diverse teams, fostering organic growth and developing new market opportunities. Mr. Jos Beernink joins from another valued Genetec partner, Honeywell, where he worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, his primary remit was to drive territory growth, which he will apply in his new position at Genetec. Mr. Beernink has been a highly respected member of the technology sector for over twenty years. New Genetec European HQ These two executive appointments at Genetec align with the opening of the new Genetec European headquarters, located at 6 Rue Daru in central Paris, a short walk from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées. Designed to accommodate the rapid growth of Genetec in the European market, the office spans three floors with expanded facilities for engineering, sales, support, training, client and technology partner demonstrations and events. “With the strategic appointments of Mr. Beernink and Mr. Becker, and our expanded European headquarters in Paris, we are well positioned to address the rapid business growth that Genetec has experienced over the past years, and meet the needs for physical security across the many different vertical markets we serve in Europe,” said Georges Karam, Chief Commercial Officer at Genetec. “We look forward to welcoming new and existing partners, integrators and end-users to our new facility.”