The new Metrici 3.2 introduces a GDPR compliant feature

The best Romanian AI software company in security sector has just launched Metrici 3.2 version and this becomes more GDPR compliant. This is the second upgrade of the new detection engines from Metrici that are entirely based on artificial neuronal networks, aka Artificial Intelligence.

Aside from fixing and developping some old feaures, the 3.2 version introduces an attribute that transforms the way data are saved so the end user becomes more GDPR compliant. Also, as always, this version comes with improved detection algorithms, as any evolution in the software is actually based on trainings with more data for an improved performance.

The launch was scheduled to mark the anniversary of International Data PRivacy Day, on January 28th.

“GDPR” stands for General Data Protection Regulation, the new legislation approved by EU Parliament, which came into effect in May 2018.

The main goal of this law is the protection of freedoms and rights of all individuals located in the territory of European Union regardless of their citizenship.

As a fact, after GDPR rules were approved at european level, Metrici was asked to find a way to hide or blur the data images it saves on database so as to make it impossible to identify persons or other personal details in the photos. This was a request from both romanian and international clients.

With this atttribute, all the features and advantages of Metrici interface and detection engines remain in place, the only thing modified is the way images are saved from the moment an event occurs, no matter what detection engine one is using.

As a matter of fact for every camera in a location, one can choose to blur the images, no matter we are tallking about License Plate Recognition, Parking Place Detector, Container Code Recognition or any other Metrici engine already launched or to be launched in the future. All events recorded by that camera and the dedicated engine will be the same as always (date, time, direction, statistics etcs), but the image will not be in clear, but pixelated. Each camera in a location must be manually set to blur the images if a user wants this.

From the moment when this option is checked, all future images will be saved as such. The option does not apply however for past events.

The feature allows you to change your mind and save the clear images , but the already altered images will remain as such and only the future events will save crystal clear photos.

An aspect to be mentioned reffers to the fact that if “Obfuscate image” option is activated for LPR, and that specific camera has a companion one attached, even the photos from companion camera will be blured.

In many aspects, General Data Protection Regulation shifted the way companies handle data and most importantly Metrici grants new powers to data subjects and end users to protect the data and privacy.

Metrici developed a strategy and, most importantly, a compliance plan for its clients. The compliance plan is an essential part of a smooth transition that enables clients to tackle all aspects of transformation in accordance with the EU requirements. It minimizes the risks of not obeying the regulations.

In EU terminology, the term “personal data” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable persons.

The new characteristcs is available for both companies, individuals and state institutions that are using any Metrici engine along with the interface but only for the new version of the software, not the old one.

The new feature, to blur the images, is only the first step. Other useful privacy features will be later introduced, part of them at the users’ demands. For this to happen, anyone has the option to contact Metrici with suggestions.