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// TECH TRENDS // employees as to the purpose of cameras and who will have access to the data . Individuals are far more likely to welcome video analysis when they have a clear idea of its benefits ; if they know it could save time and prevent workplace accidents . It is also important for employers to be upfront about what data is being collected and how it will be protected . Anyone recorded on the cameras should have the ability to request access to all personal data so that they can confirm its accuracy and request its erasure . It is also beneficial to make the implementation as collaborative as possible , by obtaining consent from employees , trade unions and work councils .

When processing huge amounts of information like those collected by video systems , organisations can find themselves torn between maximising the potential of analytics and protecting individuals ’ data . But business leaders don ’ t need to compromise on either : with proper planning and the right tools , video analytics can deliver crucial insights while safeguarding sensitive data . Implementing software that makes personally identifiable information such as faces , heads and number plates unrecognisable renders video footage anonymous . This allows the recording to become exempt from GDPR , reducing the restrictions on its usage and handling .
What remains is the useful data about patterns , trends and anomalies in manufacturing procedures and employees ’ activities . Video analysis can thus still deliver on its potential to keep warehouse workers safer and processes more efficient , without compromising on data security .
If manufacturing organisations prioritise data privacy , the insights from video analytics feeds can bring huge benefits , while minimising the time and manpower it would take to make the same observations manually . With technology constantly evolving , the uses for intelligent video systems are likely to continue growing . But to harness this potential , business leaders must be willing and able to contend with the risks that come with collecting such a huge amount of data . Anonymising camera feeds from factories , warehouses and other manufacturing facilities ensures that this data is not only handled and stored responsibly , but is also recorded in a legally secure way . Organisations can reap the benefits of reliable intelligence without exposing themselves to the dangers of a data breach or hack . �

UNFORTUNATELY , VIDEO DATA IS OFTEN UPLOADED TO THE CLOUD WITHOUT ADEQUATE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS , SHARED WITHOUT CONCERN AND STORED INDEFINITELY .
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