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SSN News Poll gauges reader familiarity with GDPR

June 18, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—The EU General Data Protection Regulation—better known as the GDPR—became enforceable as of May 25. This regulation addresses how personal data of EU citizens is handled, with GDPR fines that could amount to more than 1 million euros per violation.As professional security handles personal information through a variety of systems—video surveillance, video data storage, access control, etc.—the industry stands to be widely impacted by the regulation, particularly...

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Are you ready for GDPR?

May 2, 2018Pierre Bourgeix

Much has been written about the EU GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, which was adopted on April 27, 2016 and becomes enforceable on May 25. Yet given the unique challenges involved, surprisingly little has been devoted to the process of ensuring compliance for the operation of video surveillance, access control and other physical security systems. The concern for most in the physical security industry is how will it affect them and is this something that they should be concerned about...


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