Faith Tangara
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Navigating the Intersection of Construction Cameras and Data Privacy

Navigating the Intersection of Construction Cameras and Data Privacy

In today’s interconnected world, data has become a valuable asset and with this increased reliance on data comes new legislation to protect individuals’ privacy and ensure responsible data handling practices. 

Data, akin to a financial asset, requires stringent protection. Data Security encompasses the policies, methods, and means to safeguard both personal and non-personal data. On the other hand, Data Privacy pertains to using protected personal data.

In this blog, we will provide an overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the comprehensive legal framework implemented by the European Union (EU) to safeguard personal data as this is seen as the leading standard. 

Data can be broadly classified into two categories:

  1. Personal Data or Personally Identifiable Information (PII): This is data that, when used alone or with other relevant data, can identify an individual.
  2. Non-Personal Data: This refers to data that does not include information about an individual e.g. internal company policies.

Understanding data privacy requires familiarity with certain terms:

  • Data Subject: An individual whose personal data has been collected.
  • Data Processing: The operations performed on personal data, whether automated or manual.
  • Data Controller: The entity that determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.
  • Data Processor: The entity that processes personal data on behalf of the Data Controller.

In simple terms, Evercam is the Data Processor and our Clients are the Data Controllers.

The Role of GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in the EU law that governs data protection and privacy. To ensure responsible data processing, the GDPR emphasizes several core principles:

Responsibilities in Data Handling

The Data Controller and Data Processor have distinct responsibilities:

  • Data Controller(Client) is an entity that decides how and why personal data is collected, ensures data subjects have been informed, is responsible for how data is used, stored, and deleted, answers any Data Subject Access Requests, and adheres to the principles of the relevant legislation.
  • Data Processor(Evercam) processes data in a safe and secure manner, informs the controller immediately if there is a data breach, processes the data as per the Data Controller’s instructions, informs the Data Controller of any Data Subject Access Requests, and supports the Data Controller in meeting their legal obligations.

Evercam (Data Processor) helps our Clients (Data Controller) adhere to the principles of GDPR in the following ways

To further elucidate the topic, we address some frequently asked questions:

The GDPR is a relatively new regulation representing a significant stride towards safeguarding individuals’ privacy rights in the digital era as countries within the EU continue to adjust their laws and learn to comply with them.

It is important for the Data Controller and Data Processor to clearly understand their roles to ensure the protection of personal data. Misunderstanding or blurring these roles could lead to non-compliance with GDPR, resulting in severe penalties.

At Evercam, we are committed to adhering to these roles and complying with GDPR requirements, ensuring that our client’s data is securely handled and their rights are respected throughout the process. We strive to keep our Clients informed about the latest developments relating to the intersection between reality capture and data privacy.

Our goal is to build trust between businesses and individuals, fostering a data environment that respects privacy and promotes transparency. Learn more about our commitment to data privacy and join our mailing list for updates.