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SECURITY tech firm Ocucon has unveiled a new piece of software that can redact entire people from CCTV footage.

The new technology - part of Ocucon's Pixelate service - allows the company to redact a person's whole body from security films.

The software is an upgrade from its previous versions, which could only hide faces.

Ocucon's product has the potential to drastically reduce the cost of redaction services for businesses, who may be required to removed people from videos as part of GDPR compliance. As well as allowing users to select individuals to be edited from the footage, Pixelate's latest update can also be used to hide other pieces of personal data such as car registration numbers and credit card details.

Gary Trotter, Ocucon co-founder, said: "Many businesses and organisations don't realise that if they record and store CCTV footage they could be subject to costly subject access requests. Tougher restrictions around personal data following the introduction of GDPR can result in organisations needing to pixelate significant amounts of footage and the cost of outsourcing this can be extremely high.

"Our cost-effective, web-based service, Ocucon Pixelate, already allows organisations to quickly and easily upload and redact video footage and, with the introduction of a first of its kind full body redaction functionality, we're yet again setting a new standard in surveillance technology as the most intuitive and costeffective video redaction service on the market."

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 9, 2019
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