Corsight is emphasizing privacy with the latest iteration of its Fortify facial recognition platform. The new version of Fortify is available now, and was built with an eye toward the growing web of data privacy regulations.
On that front, Corsight specifically cited Article 25 of the European Union’s GDPR legislation. Article 25 states that operators can be held accountable for failing to meet certain data protection standards when processing biometric data.
With that in mind, the new Fortify will support Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default, which is to say that the default version of the platform will be compliant with those GDPR standards. The solution gives clients more granular control with regards to the management of biometric data, so they can dictate exactly what data is being stored, and for how long it will be retained. That information can also be relayed to end users along with details about how their biometric data will be used in practice.
For clients that do not need to identify individual end users, Fortify offers a pseudonymization feature that collects data while disassociating it from the actual person it belongs to. The tool allows organizations to collect and analyze large quantities of information, while still respecting the privacy of individual civilians. In doing so, it minimizes the legal risk for operators, since they do not need to worry about protecting identifying data.
Corsight noted that other jurisdictions (including the US Federal government) are starting to adopt legislation that reflects many of the same principles as GDPR. As a result, it believes that Fortify is a future-proof solution, insofar as it will be compliant with current and future privacy regulations. That includes state-level laws like Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act in addition to the proposed American Data Privacy and Processing Act.
“There are known issues with privacy, data and ethics within the facial recognition industry, and we’ve seen countless calls to action for further regulation and compliance,” said Corsight Chief Privacy Officer Tony Porter. “We’re getting ahead of lawmakers in order to pave the way for privacy and ethics within AI-powered technology. We’re changing the face of facial recognition and making sure these solutions can be used as a force for good in society.”
Corsight’s technology has posted strong scores in independent evaluations, and it showed minimal bias in its most recent NIST test. The company has been steadily expanding in an effort to meet the growing demand for facial recognition technology.
June 21, 2022 – by Eric Weiss