Camera action: guide to GDPR implications 19 April 2018

Brigade Electronics is offering a free guidance pack on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its effect on vehicle cameras and recording equipment.

Many operators remain unsure of the implications of GDPR when it comes to vehicle cameras identifying members of the public, says Brigade.

“We have created a comprehensive guide, with scenarios to help our customers,” says Emily Hardy, marketing manager. “Our message is simple: operators should not fear the use of camera systems and digital recording, but should look at what policies they have in place and we can help guide them.”

The company is critical of those CCTV manufacturers that are claiming GDPR compliance. A product itself cannot be compliant, points out Hardy, because the legislation is about how data is handled.

Equipment features and benefits can help, however, and Brigade points to its MDR-50X series digital recorder, which has new admin isolation rights giving operators the ability to control access to data – restricted users can only view footage, they are unable to download or edit.

Another feature is footage protection. Brigade’s MDR-50X series digital recorder has a non-visible watermark so that tampered files will not play. It also features password-protected software and a lockable hard drive to further prevent unauthorised access to data.

Hardy adds: “Our GDPR pack looks at the use of stickers to inform people that the vehicle is recording, where they should be placed and the sorts of things they should say.

“We also look at how operators can gain staff approval through training, the type of policies that should be in place, the length of time data may be stored, examples of when privacy should be respected and whether audio in the cab is justifiable.”

Click the link below for the GDPR guide to cameras and recording.

Laura Cork

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