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REGULATION

what the GDPR provides


Art. 9, par. 1, of the GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation prohibits, in general, the processing of biometric data. It admits only some exceptions: the first provides that the interested party has authorized the processing; another allows the use of biometric data only if necessary "in the workplace or in the context of social and collective security".
When the access control system is based on facial recognition, the identification of subjects takes place through the presence of intelligent cameras, equipped with on-board video analysis software. Also for this type of biometric recognition, the GDPR intervenes in a restrictive manner, establishing that it is the Privacy Guarantor who, evaluating case by case, gives its preliminary consent to the use of cameras so invasive for the privacy of everyone. .
Therefore, even before making the cameras with facial recognition on board operational, there is an obligation on the part of the owner of the image processing (the owner of the structure in which they intend to install these cameras or, in the event that access control via facial recognition concerns a workplace, the employer himself), of the data protection impact assessment (DPIA - Data Protection Impact Assessment), pursuant to art. 35 of the GDPR.
But what happened with the outbreak of the pandemic? Let's say that the dramatic situation we have experienced has set in motion a whole series of exceptions regarding privacy and personal data processing. The GDPR itself, as mentioned above, "in the field of social and collective security" allows the use of biometric data, provided that the interested parties are always aware of it.
We also remind you that, in relation to the detection of body temperature in the workplace using thermal cameras, on March 14, 2020, the Government and trade union representatives signed the "Shared protocol for regulating measures to combat and contain the spread of the Covid virus -19 in the workplace ”which, among other measures, defines, for the employer, the possibility of collecting and processing the employee's personal data, relating to the measurement of his or her body temperature.
The detection of body temperature by thermal cameras constitutes, in all the circumstances in which it is performed, a personal data processing. In this specific case, the data in question fall into the category of "particular data", as they are aimed at collecting information on the health status of workers. What does this mean in practice? That the detection of body temperature must compulsorily take place in accordance with the privacy regulations in force, namely the EU Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and the GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation: employers are required to measure the body temperature of employees, without however recording the given purchase.
It is possible to identify the subject and record the exceeding of the temperature threshold only when it is necessary to document the reasons that prevented access to the company. The employer then has the obligation to provide workers with information on the processing of personal data at the entrance to the premises, where the thermal imaging cameras are positioned.
Use of biometric data

Use of biometric data

Our solution uses a biometric recognition system with the aim of identifying a person on the basis of one or more biological characteristics (biometrics), comparing them with the data, previously acquired and present in the system database, through algorithms and acquisition sensors of the input data.
Sharing of data

Sharing of data

Through the mobile applications it will be possible to locally register on your smartphone your biometric data and the registration information necessary to check-in in front of one of our security cameras: the data will be shared with the system only when necessary.
Secure storage

Secure storage

The storage of biometric data of people in the organization is performed exclusively on the local server with cloud replication. The data of any guests will be shared and stored in the organization's local system only for the days necessary to allow recognition and access.

To counter the spread of COVID-19, we offer innovative solutions for access control using facial recognition, body temperature measurement and contact tracking technologies in full respect of privacy. IntellyScan® is a registered trademark.

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