- Video surveillance with privacy protection, compliant with the EU Data Protection Directive
- Integration into Cisco’s Video Surveillance Operations Manager (VSOM)
- Implementation of the project in cooperation with Cisco and T-Systems
The Port of Hamburg is Germany’s biggest seaport and is regarded as one of the most flexible and efficient universal ports in the world. 137.8 millions of tons of cargo, including 8.8 millions of TEU containers, passed its quay walls in 2015. Thus, it is the third largest container port in Europe and ranks number 18 on the list of the world’s biggest container ports. Around 10.000 ships and 57.000 freight trains call at the port each year.
The public Hamburg Port Authority had the goal to create a “Smart Port” – a digitally connected city with automated processes – in cooperation with Cisco and T-Systems, with the help of cameras and sensors, and in connection with intelligent software. The employed technologies are expected to reduce the running costs by 70 percent and solve an existing capacity problem. Until 2025 the port is supposed to be able to handle twice as many containers as in 2014 on the same area. The video recordings which are required for the collection and processing of data in the course of the project can only be made if they comply with data protection in accordance with the European Data Protection Directive.
- Video surveillance compliant with the EU Data Protection Directive
- Integration into the existing video system (Cisco’s VSOM)
After thorough research and collaboration with data protection experts Cisco decided to employ the leading product in the field of video surveillance granting the protection of personal data of uninvolved persons.
The KiwiVision® Privacy Protector is the only video surveillance product certified with the EuroPriSe and thus also the only one compliant with European Data Protection Directives. The European Privacy Seal and the associated regulations were the decisive reason for the recommendation of the data protection officer.
The KiwiVision® Privacy Protector automatically pixelizes the visual image of persons in surveillance videos in real-time. While movements and actions remain recognizable, the intrusion into people’s privacy can be prevented without decreasing the necessary level of security. Only when a person in the video needs to be identified, the untouched original video can be accessed with two chip cards and respective PIN codes (dual control). The original video is being recorded in the background and encrypted according to military standards. Each attempted or actual access is saved and documented.
In cooperation with Cisco and T-Systems the Privacy Protector could easily be integrated into Cisco’s Video Surveillance Operations Manager (VSOM) via the KiwiVision® Connection Platform.