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Rebecca Wayman

North East firm launches 'first of its kind' AI tech to cut GDPR compliance cost

North East-based intelligent video redaction service, Ocucon Pixelate is set to reduce the cost of CCTV GDPR compliance for businesses and organisations, with the launch of an automatic full body video redaction service.

With the introduction of GDPR, the need for video redaction software has increased as organisations seek to abide by tougher restrictions on how they process and store identifying personal data.

Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Ocucon’s innovative pixelation service delivers intelligent cloud-based video redaction tools for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.

Ocucon’s co-founder, Gary Trotter, 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.

“Ocucon Pixelate already allows organisations to quickly and easily upload and redact video footage and with the introduction of a full body redaction functionality… We’re yet again setting a new standard in surveillance technology.”

The introduction of the full body video redaction functionality will allow users to simply select the people they do not wish to pixelate before footage is automatically redacted in a matter of seconds.

Originally launched in 2018, Pixelate’s innovative software is already used by many local authorities, grocers, high-street retailers and food chains and major transport providers. The introduction of the new functionality is expected to drive further demand.

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