French Supervisory authority concurs that C2RO Perceive™ does not present high residual risks for the privacy rights of individuals as deployments expand across Europe.
Montreal, Canada – June 3, 2020 – C2RO has proudly announced today that the CNIL, an independent French administrative regulatory body whose mission is to ensure that data privacy law is properly applied by technology firms, concurred with C2RO’s Office of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) that the company’s AI video analytics solution Perceive™, does not present a high residual risk for the privacy rights of individuals. This represents a significant step in C2RO’s commitment to ensuring compliance with European regulations including GDPR for protecting personal data while delivering state-of-the-art mission-critical AI software products to businesses and communities across Europe.
“Having the CNIL concur with the privacy impact assessment of our DPO Dr. Gerard Haas, a leading expert in data privacy regulations, significantly validates and reinforces our ‘Privacy by Design’ culture”, says Riccardo Badalone, Chief Executive Officer of C2RO. “This milestone bolsters confidence and trust in our software products and allows us to accelerate our expansion into the European market including new vertical segments such as Smart Transportation and Public Safety.”
Dr. Gerard Haas and his associates worked for almost a year carrying out an in-depth Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), which represents an audit of the C2RO’s organizational, technical and physical safety measures related to the software product Perceive™. Dr. Haas also works closely with DPO counterparts at Tier1 customers to ensure compliance with data privacy laws before the deployment and use of Perceive™ at each customer site. Going further than the necessary protocols for GDPR compliance, C2RO submitted its PIA to the CNIL for an added layer of confidence and maximum transparency, significantly raising the bar and setting a new standard in the industry for AI video analytics companies.
“Compliance with data privacy regulations is a vector of trust for citizens and is at the heart of our approach. Technological innovation cannot move forward without accountable and transparent developers, and we are proud to say that C2RO is one of them”, says Dr. Gerard Haas, Data Protection Officer of C2RO.
C2RO Perceive™ is in a class of its own with its unique biometric-free inter-camera reconnection capability and short-term data anonymization technique, making it possible to keep only relevant behavioural and socio-demographic statistics of the population frequenting any physical facility. With actionable insights on customer behaviour, business operations and facility performance, businesses can develop data-driven strategies that maximize operational efficiency, ensure the safety of their physical spaces, and effectively drive business growth.
About C2RO (www.c2ro.com)
C2RO is an AI enterprise software company based in Canada. It offers GDPR-compliant AI video analytics for physical spaces using proprietary edge-cloud AI and computer vision technologies. C2RO’s product, Perceive™, provides businesses with a scalable and robust analytics tool for data-driven decision making, ensuring safety measures, and helping them transform their physical facilities into engaging and immersive environments for visitors. C2RO solutions are built for scale and reuse existing surveillance cameras while being compliant with the most restrictive data privacy regulations in the world.
About Dr. Gérard Haas (www.haas-avocats.com)
As a doctor of law, a lawyer at the Paris Bar, and a specialist in intellectual property and information and communication laws, Dr. Gérard HAAS advises and defends ICT actors on the legal aspects of their decisions, and management and marketing methods. He is also the author of numerous books, including “the Guide to E-commerce and E-marketing” Ed. ENI which received the 2016 medal of the Academy of Commercial Sciences, “the legal guide of the GDPR” and “The Internet of Things: The 3rd Computer Revolution” Ed. KAWA. Being actively involved in the areas of innovation, research, technologies, governance and data protection, and Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Gérard HAAS also acts as the DPO for several companies.
About CNIL (www.cnil.fr)
The CNIL (National Commission on Informatics and Liberty) is an independent French administrative regulatory body whose mission is to ensure that data privacy law is applied to the collection, storage, and use of personal data. One of their main responsibilities is GDPR compliance certification. The CNIL approval for GDPR compliance allows a company to distinguish itself from others by the quality of their services. For the users, it is a trust indicator of products and procedures that allows users to identify and favour organizations that guarantee a high level of protection for their personal data.