Arcules CEO Retracts False GDPR Claim + Dahua and Milestone Claims Examined

By: John Honovich and Charles Rollet, Published on Dec 03, 2019

Arcules CEO has retracted a false claim about his organization being a "fully compliant GDPR company" after IPVM reporting (Arcules CEO Threatens Over "Security Breach") raised this concern.

False GDPR claims are an ongoing problem as technology companies try to gain unfair competitive advantages by deceiving about their EU government GDPR conformance.

In this note, we examine the issue with Arcules and problems with other surveillance companies including major industry participants Milestone and Dahua.

Arcules ***** *****

** ******** **, ****, Arcules *** ********:

** ******** **, ****, IPVM **** ******* *** a ****** ** ********* raising ******** ***** **** GDPR *****. ** ******** that *** ** ***** Code ** ******* ***** they **** ** ***** GDPR ********* "**** *** make ******* ***** *********". The **** ***, ** asked * ******-** ******** of **** ** *** is ********** ******* '***** compliant **** *******" *****. Arcules *** ***** ********* to ****.

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*******, ** ******** **, 2019,******* ************ '***** ********* **** company' *****, ********* ** with * **** **** qualified *** ******* ***********:

******* *** *********** * Privacy ************** ********* ***** on ******* ************* ******* regulations (*** ******* *** EU’s ****) *** **** practice. *** ******* ********** reviews, ******** *** ******* this ********* ** ****** that *** *********** ********* and ************** ******** **** been *********** ** ******* the ******* ** *** Arcules ************ (*********, ********, and *******).

** *** ******** ****, Arcules ******** ****** *** actually ********** **** *** placing * ****** ******. All *** *****, ********* ignore ** **** **** false ******.

** *** ******** ****, Arcules ***** ** **** their ***** ** ****** being **********:

*** **** **** ********** as ***** ** ** established ******** *** **** GDPR **********

*******, ** ******* ******, there ** ** ******** process ** ****** * 'fully ********* **** *******' so ** ** ****** factually ***** ** ***** to ** ***. *** EU *** *** *** introduced/approved *** ******** **** accreditation *********.

***********, ***** *** **** 'misleading' **** ****** ***** out *****.

Milestone **** *****

******* ****** / ******* company ********* *** *** its *** ********** **** GDPR ******.

********* ****** * "****-*****" certification *** *** ****** XProtect *** **** * private ******* **** *** not ********** ** *** EU, ********* ********* *** not ******** ******* *** company's *** **************.

***** **** ****** **** out ** *** ********, Milestone ***** * **** footer** ***** *******:

*** *********** *** ***** size **** ** **** to ****. **** ** said ***:

*********'* ******** ********* ******* catalogue ** ******* ******** pursuant ** ******* **(*) GDPR *** ********* **** hasnot **** ********** as a certification body pursuant to Article 43 GDPR yet. EuroPriSe is dedicated to receiving the approval of its certification criteria and the accreditation as a certification body in accordance with Art. 42 f. GDPR asap. [emphasis added]

**** **** ****** ********** Milestone's ****** ******** **** still ****** "********* ********® Corporate ******** ******* ****-***** certification".

********, *** ************* **** covered ***** ** *********'* VMS, ******** ******* ********* components ********* ******. *** more, ************ "****-*****" ************* ***** Critiqued.

Dahua **** *****

**** ****,***** ********** ** ***** ******** were ********* ** “****** with *** ****” ** TÜV *********, * ********** claim ***** *Ü* ********* is * ******* ****** company ************ **** *** EU ** ****** **** compliance.

***** *** ***** ********* not ********* **** *****.

******

******* **** ********** ****** are ************* ****** ** video ************.

******-***** ***** ******* ************************** **** ****** *Ü* Rheinland ************ **** **** legal ********/******. ** *** UK, ****** *********** ******* Facewatch ****** ** ** "fully **** *********" ***** largely ** *** ******* of * ****** ******* lawyer ** *****,**** *****.

Comments (3)

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* ***** *** **** lies *** ** ******* to **** **** ******** and ********* ********* *** are ******* **** ********** a *** **** ***** GDPR ******* ******, *** -*********** **** *********** - seed *** (*****) **** that ********* *** ** not *** ***** **** are *** "**** *********" and ********* ****** ** avoided. **'* * ******** way ** ******* ********, but * ***** ********** goes.

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***** ****** - * am **** * ******* misanthrope. * ********** * new **** ** * kind ** ******** ** IP *****, *** ** wife ******** ** ** living ** * ******.

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