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During IFSEC 2018 in London, besides exhibiting, Dahua Technology held a panel discussion off the show floor about the new European Union-wide general data protection regulation (GDPR) and cyber-security. The manufacturer was joined by TÜV Rheinland, an independent German testing, inspection and certification body, and Synopsys, a software security provider, upstairs at IFSEC’s Excel home on day one, the Tuesday afternoon, June 19.
With GDPR having come into force in May 2018 and cyber-security awareness continuing to grow in the EU, Dahua said it has realised the significant changes it may bring to global security industry. Daniel Chau, Dahua Overseas Marketing Director, a member of Dahua’a Cybersecurity Committee, affirmed Dahua’s utmost attention to complying with relevant local regulations, as well as the long-term commitment to the local customers.
Daniel Chau, pictured, said: “Personal data security and data subject rights should be highly respected and protected. GDPR will lead to market changes and non-negligible impacts towards global security players, including Dahua Technology. We are working with industry-leading professionals to support our customers to overcome the challenges brought by the transition. “We would like to explore a widest possibility between technology innovation and the growing demands for privacy and security. Dahua is devoted to enabling a safer society and smarter living, and we will focus on Innovation, Quality and Service to provide world-class solutions to customers and partners globally.”
A day before GDPR came into effect, Dahua became the first in global video surveillance industry to deliver IP camera and recorders, certified by TÜV Rheinland based on the GDPR. Also in front of an invited audience were Udo Scalla, Global Head Centre of Excellence – IOT Privacy, at TÜV Rheinland; and Adam Brown, Manager of Security Solutions of Synopsys. They covered cyber-security best practices in electronic security applications, GDPR implications for electronic security and required actions, and possible effects of GDPR over AI applications in security.
Udo Scalla said: “How we need to change our mindset, and even consider education so people start recognizing their personal data has value and should be managed in the same way our finances are. We know where our money is, but do we really know who has our personal data and how it’s used?”
Adam Brown said: “AI uses video meta-data, which can be personal data, so covered by GDPR. This means AI and GDPR are inextricably linked and GDPR should be considered in companies use of AI technology.”