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Video Redaction.

Secure Video & CCTV redaction service, hide faces, distinguishing features, registration plates, screens, written notes and much more on CCTV footage. Our team of redaction specialists get it right every time, guaranteed.

Video Redaction & CCTV Masking Services

We all know the importance of data protection, one thing thats often overlooked is the rights of data subjects (people) when distributing or sharing CCTV footage.

As a Data Controller (CCTV Operater) it is important that you understand the principles of the information protection regulations and failiure to comply could land you in hot water with fines issued upto 4% of the previous financial year turnover.

Since the GDPR came into effect the has been an alarming rise in the number of SAR’s (Subject Access Requests) from members of the public, what’s often overlooked is the need to consider masking / redacting anyone shown in the footage who is not related to the SAR.

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Video / CCTV Masking & Redaction Specialist.

We use the latest specialist forensic software to ensure the privacy of the obscured footage and prevent manipulation that could reveal the identity or content that has been redacted.

Video Redaction & Masking, The Basics…

Redaction involves obscuring identifying information within individual video frames. Identifying key information often includes but is not limited to faces, registration plates, identifying clothing, tattoos, house numbers, notepads and computer screens.

Redacting the information typically involves blanking out or blurring the information within a specific region. The redacted area could be a tight crop around a person’s face, for example. Alternatively, redaction could involve blanking out the entire frame except sections that are not considered private.

  • People & Faces
  • Distiguishing Features
  • Licence Plates & Sign Writing
  • Digital Screens
  • Written Notes & Documents
  • Secure locking mechanisms
We offer a free no obligation discussion to help understand how your business can outsource your video redaction requirement without risking your data security and reputation.

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Types of Video Redaction / CCTV Maksing

Complete Risk Management In 4 Easy Steps:

Stay compliant without the hassle of complex video editing processes and expensive software, plus you have the advantage of our years of experience ensuring your footage is made 100% safe for distribution.

1.

Setup Your Data Processing Agreement.

Done in advance, there's no obligation and ensures no delay in processing data.

2.

Free Subject Access Request Guidance.

Receive clear simple steps to follow when you receive a subject access request.

3.

When You Need Us, There's No Delay In Processing.

Follow the guidance provided and we’ll quote a price and timescale

4.

Redaction Completed, Your Data Is Safe.

Once redaction and peer review is completed to ensure data quality is controlled.

We offer a free no obligation discussion to help ensure you are compliant, it includes advice on what to do and when and how, ensuring your footage doesnt land you with a fine.

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Your Complete Video Redaction Solution

We can help you to manage your data protection obligations and reduce your security risk, Video redaction and masking ensures your footage is safe for distribution by hiding the identity of one or all persons on your footage.

CCTV masking can also be used to hide areas of your footage like physical security mechanisms or code entry keypads. In some cases where required, we obscure the whole picture except a person to disguise the location from which the filming took place.

  • CCTV pixilation to subjects face.
  • Solid CCTV masking to obscure code entry keypad.
  • CCTV Redaction of Moving Vehicle Reg Plate
  • Obscure & Redact Information On PC Screen
  • Redact Logo on Unknown Company Vehicle
  • Redact Busy Area to Highligh Subject on CCTV
The use of masking to highlight and outline a subject can be extremely helpful to establish a person’s behavior in confusing crowd scenes and high traffic/footfall areas.

Secure UK Outsourced Video Redaction Services – Your Data Is Safe With Us.

From start to finish you can be assured that we will keep your footage safe, using only vetted personnel and carriers. We do not keep any images and when each job is finished the drives used are electronically ‘shredded’ for your peace of mind.

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Best Evidence technology is Cyber Essentials Certified, so you can be sure that your data is protected to the highest standards, 30 UK police forces have used our services over the last few years so you can imagine the level of security & processes we have in place.

To learn more about the range of video redaction services we offer or to discuss video redaction and masking requirements in more detail call us on 01312 722721

Frequently Asked Questions.

Is my video footage & data protected once I send it to Best Evidence Technology?

From start to finish you can be assured that we will keep your footage safe, using only vetted personnel and carriers. We do not keep any images and when each job is finished the drives used are electronically ‘shredded’ for your peace of mind.

Talk to a member of our friendly team to learn more about the range of video redaction services we offer or to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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Can you explain why CCTV Masking and Redaction is really that important?

Protection of “Subject Data” is a requirement of the data protection legislation in the UK, As a data controller, you have a legal responsibility to ensure you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation when disclosing surveillance footage (still image or video) of individuals.

Compliance is particularly important when responding to subject access requests, as a minimum requirement you must protect the identity of any other individuals shown in the image, this can be achieved by blurring/pixelation of facial features and locations using video/image redaction.

Further Information: ICO Guidance – How to disclose information safely.

Why do I need to redact or mask video / ccvt footage proir to sharing?

 

The need for the redaction process is quite simple, it’s designed to protect the identity of those not involved in the subject access request (SAR), Compliance with a subject access request is a requirement of the data protection legislation in the UK, this is known as the General Data Protection Regulation.

As a data controller (Anyone with a CCTV system) you have a legal responsibility to ensure you comply with the law when disclosing surveillance footage (still image or video) of individuals.

Do I still need to redact Video / CCTV clips after the Brexit transition?

To keep this short the answer is yes, the EU – GDPR (Europen Union – General Data Protection Regulations) were introduced in May 2018 across all countries inside the European Union, despite our transition outside of the European Econimic Area on 31st of December 2020, the General Data Protection Regulation is here to stay and will continue to be in effect for the foreseeable furture.

The GDPR will be brought into UK law on the 31st of December 2020 as the ‘UK GDPR’, however there may be further developments about how we deal with particular issues such as UK-EU data transfers, they have also announced that there will be little change to the core data protection principles, rights and obligations found in the GDPR.

To put it quite simply, if you operate inside the UK, you will need to continue to comply with UK data protection laws & regulations.  

More information: 

Information Commisioners Office (Article) – Data Protection at the end of the transition period.

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