Facit Cloak Identity GDPR Redaction Software Tested

By: Robert Shih, Published on Nov 28, 2018

The fear of GDPR fines for releasing personal information has increased interest in video redaction software.

One of these entrants is the UK's Facit Data Sytems's Identity Cloak.

In this test, we examine the performance of the software and contrast it to Genetec's Clearance face redaction feature.

*** **** ** **** fines *** ********* ******** information *** ********* ******** in ***** ********* ********.

*** ** ***** ******** is *** **'****** **** ******'* ******** Cloak.

** **** ****, ** examine *** *********** ** the ******** *** ******** it *********'* ************* ********* *******.

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Performance *******

******** ***** *** ******* solid *** ********* *********** but ******** **** ******** false ********* (*********** **** and ****** ******* ** faces) *** **** ***** negatives (** ** ******** most ****** ** ******). Manual ********* *** ****** yet *******. ******* ********* redaction *********** *** ******** to ******* *********.

*******, ******** ***** ** expensive ** * ******* annual ********** ** *,*** GBP *** **** **** each ***** ******** ******* a ******* ** **.** GBP (~$*** ***).

General ********

*** ********* ** ******** Cloak ******* * ******-***** progression ********* **** *** "Import" ********* *** ******** by "*** & *****", "Zoom", "*******", **** "******."

****** ****** *** **** in .***, .***, .***, and .*** *******. *** resulting ******** ***** ** in .*** ******.

*** ********* ****** **** video ************ *** ******* of *** ********* ******** within *** "*******" ********, notes ****** ** ******** in *** *********, *** gives * ****** ** the ********* ** *********:

Trial **** ********* ********

** ******** ******** ** displayed ** ***** ********** 7-day ***** ****: "** is ******* ** *** the ******** ** **** mode":

trial mode watermark

** **** **** ***** simply ** ******* **** it ** *** '*******', simply ** ******** ***** watermark **********.

Detection ** **** **********, ****** *** ******

***** ***** ***** **** a ***** ***********, ****** FoV ******, ******** ***** was **** ** ****** multiple *****. ************* ** also ******** *** ******* privacy ******* ** * passing *******'* ******* *****:

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***** ***** **** * typical *** ******, **** more *********** ********, ******** Cloak *** **** ** detect ***** *** ****** moving ******** ****** *** FoV:

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Full **** ****** ******** ****

******** ***** ****** * modes ** ********, ******** and **** ****. ** testing, ******** **** ******* faces, *** ***** **** inconsistently **** ***** **** and ****, *** *** legs ** ****. **** Body ******** ********* ******** in ******** *** ****** subject **** ********.

******** ********:

standard-blurring

**** **** ******** ********* strongly ** ******** *** entire ******* **** ********, as ************ *****:

full-body-blurring

False ********* ** ****** ********** *******

***** **** ******** ********** during ***** ******** **** Identity ***** ******* ****** signs, ********, *******, *** even ****** ***:

false-positives-on-moving-background-objects

Frames ***** ********* ** ****

***** ******** ***** *** not **** *** ******** entirely ** *** *****, there **** ********* ***** certain ****** *** ******** conditions ***** ***** ********* to ****:

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Fallback ** ****** *********

******** ***** ****** * manual ********* ******** ** the ***********. ****** *** Genetic ***** *** *** user **** * *** to ****** * ******, Facit ******** ******** ****** to ***** * ****** as ***** *****:

manual-redaction

Local ** *********** ****

**** ******** *****, ***** is ** *****/****** ******. The *********** ****** ** local ******* *********. *** following ** *** *** and *** ******** ** load ****** ********:

cpu usage

Sold ****** ** ******* *******

******** ***** ** ********* directly ** ******* ********** resellers.

********* *** ******** ******* online *** *** ******* in *** ********* ********:

******** '*********' ***** ** thousands *** ***** *** offered.

Compared ** ******* ********* **** *********

******** *****'* **** ********* performed **** ************ **** Clearance, ** ****** ****** of *********, ***** **** not ****** ***** ** they **** **** **** the ****** ** ****** the ***** ** ****.

******* ****** ***** *******, storage *** ******* ** video, ***** ******** ***** is * ***** ***********.

******* ** ******** ************ ********** $*** *** ***** (for ** *** ***** a ***** *** *********** unlimited ******), ***** ******** Cloak *** ****** ******* pricing **** ** ******* toward *** ***** ******** charges.

Face **** ** **** *********

*** ********** ********** ******* Facit ******** ***** *** Genetec ********* ** **** Facit ****** **** **** and **** **** ********* while ******* ** **** only.

**** *********** *** *** specific ***** **** **** or ***** ** ***** redaction ** ********. ** falls ***** *** "*************" or "****************", ********* ***** of *** "**** ********** by ****** *** ** default" ******** ******'******** **. *******, ************ ******* ************ **** anonymisation/pseudonymisation ********** ****** ** used. ** ****** **** that **** *********** "********* appropriate ********* *** ************** measures" **** ** ****************, which ** * ********* that "*** ****** *** risks ** *** **** subjects *********" (******* **). ** **** ** no '**** ***' *** that ********** ******* **** vs **** ********* ****** certainly **** ** *** most ************ ********** *********** part ** ***'* ******* body ** *******.

GDPR *************

***** ********* ** **** that *** *******'* *** and ************* ** *** price ** *** **** of ***** **** *****:

************* *** ******** *** been ********* ** *********** the ******** **** ***********, which **** **** ***** in *** ****. **** the **** *** ***** being **** ** *** EU ** ****** * €20,000,000 ** * ******* 4% ** ********* ******* as * ******* **** if **** ************ ** in ****** (********* ** the *******). ** ******** needs ** **** ****** to **** **** ** a ********* **** *** no *** ***** *** many ***** **** **** require **.

***** *** **** *****, Clients **** *** *********** in *** ***** ******** to ***** **** *** of *** *** **** packages *** ****** £*,*** or £*,*** *** ****. This ** **** ** insurance ******* **** ******* the ************ *** * Video ********* ******** ****** its *** *********** ******* nullifying *** **** ** a **** ****** ** this **** ********* ********** the **** ** ** ICO *****.

**** **** ******* ** that ** *** ** actually **** ** *** the ***********, *** £** per ****** (*** *** £1,995 *******) ** £** per ****** (*** *** £,995 *******) ** ******** from **** ****** ***, this *** ******** ** happen ***** **** ******* reaches £*. ** ***** point *** **** *** option ** ******* ** your ******* ** ********.

*** ******** ** *** early ******** **** ***** this ***** ** ***** is ************ ******** ** any ** ***** ********** as ** *** **** redact ***** ******* *** likely ** ** ******** and ** *** ******* knowledge ** *** *** law ******* ********** *** populace *** **** *** more ******* ****** ******** (SAR) *** **** ** Organisations **** **** **** to ******* ***** ******** videos.

****** **** **** ** do ***** ** ********** version ** £*,*** * month, ***** ****** **** unlimited ****** ** *** system, ***** *** ** attractive ** **** ********** when **** **** ********** data ** *** *** many ***** *** ****** is ***** ********.

** ** ******* *** answering *** ***** ** how ** * ******* the *****, ** ** a **** ***** ********* policy ********** *** **** a **** ***** **** if *** *** ****** an ********** ***** **** your ************ ** **** public ** *** ***.

***** **** ***-** ***** are ******** ** ***** this ********, ** ***** countries *********** ********* ** not **** ******* ********, given *** ******** ** other *******, ******** ***** has ***** *********** ***********.

**** ************* **** ********* or ****** ***** ********* offerings *** ** **** be *********** ** *** how ****, **** ******* and **** ******* ******* in ****.

Comments (4)

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