Data Anonymization: A Key Step To Achieving GDPR Compliance

Privacy laws in the EU

For organisations operating within the EU or that are processing data of people in the EU, the GDPR, introduced in May 2018, is the key requirement they must comply with. The data controllers and processors are obligated to implement privacy and data protection mechanisms that not only guarantee that data is secure, but that the data is collected, handled, stored and processed in a transparent and safe manner.

In the real world: When does data collection occur?

The deployment of autonomous vehicles hinges upon training the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and ADS (Automated Driving Systems) for its decision-making process while it is on the road. This requires a large amount of training data that is extracted from real-world footage which inevitably includes personal information — namely license plates and faces of individuals. The organisations, in their function as data controllers, must ensure the proper processes are in place to secure all personal information gathered from field collection. To train autonomous vehicles globally with data collected in the EU, organisations must anonymize the data before it is used to train ADAD and ADS systems.

Figure 1: Autonomous vehicle driving with sensors
Figure 2: CCTV surveillance on highways

NavInfo Europe’s Anonymization solution

NavInfo Europe specializes as a data processor within the GDPR framework, and helps companies meet the requirements through our anonymization solution. Our in-house developed AI-based anonymization models can detect and blur face and license plate information from all types of visual data, rendering the information unrecognizable. Our deep learning algorithms enable high-speed, high-precision anonymization for quick turnaround of blurred, anonymized data. Supported by our integration experts, we can deploy our anonymization solutions on-edge, on-premise, or on-cloud. We facilitate a broad variety of integration options.

Want to learn more?

NavInfo Europe’s GDPR compliance service offers the anonymization solution as a way for organizations to continue performing their operations that require data collection by freeing visual data from personal information.

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