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Redaction in Journalism: Protecting Identities in the Newsroom
March 6, 2024
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Redaction in Journalism: Protecting Identities in the Newsroom

Explore the crucial role of redaction in journalism with our comprehensive guide. Learn how tools like Sighthound Redactor safeguard identities, comply with privacy laws and uphold the integrity of investigative reporting.
GDPR Fines: Top 5 Image and Video Compliance Mistakes to Avoid
February 21, 2024
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GDPR Fines: Top 5 Image and Video Compliance Mistakes to Avoid

Discover the top 5 GDPR compliance mistakes in handling image and video data and learn how to avoid hefty fines. Our expert guide delves into crucial areas like consent, data anonymization, security, and more. Stay GDPR-compliant with Sighthound Redactor.
The Role of Redaction in Law Enforcement
January 25, 2024
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The Role of Redaction in Law Enforcement

Explore the essential role of redaction in law enforcement with our in-depth look at Sighthound Redactor. Learn how this cutting-edge tool enhances efficiency, ensures privacy compliance, and upholds ethical standards in digital evidence management. Discover a smarter approach to policing in the digital age.
The Ultimate Guide to GDPR Compliance with Automated Video Redaction
January 10, 2024
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The Ultimate Guide to GDPR Compliance with Automated Video Redaction

Explore our comprehensive guide on achieving GDPR compliance with automated video redaction. Discover how AI-driven technology revolutionizes data privacy in law enforcement, enhancing efficiency and trust.
How Audio Transcription Revolutionizes Video Analysis
December 21, 2023
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How Audio Transcription Revolutionizes Video Analysis

We explore how audio transcription is transforming video analysis across various industries, unlocking hidden insights, and enhancing workflows.
An Easy Guide to US Privacy Laws in 2023 | Redactor
December 18, 2023
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Easy Guide to US Privacy Laws in 2023

Stay up-to-date with the latest US privacy and data protection laws, from state laws to 2023 emerging trends, and comply with ease using our quick and easy guide.
how to integrate redaction API
December 13, 2023
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How To Integrate Redaction API to Ensure Privacy of Your Security Footage

Discover how to enhance the privacy and security of your surveillance footage with our comprehensive guide on integrating Redactor API. Learn step-by-step installation, configuration, and deployment for effective, automated video redaction.
How You Can Protect Your Videos from Lawsuits and Privacy Violations Using Redactor API
November 15, 2023
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How You Can Protect Your Videos from Lawsuits and Privacy Violations Using Redactor API

Discover how Redactor API safeguards your video content from legal issues and privacy breaches. Streamline your workflow with our precise, automated redaction tool and ensure GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA compliance with ease.
How to Redact Sensitive Visual Evidence for Court Proceedings
November 1, 2023
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How to Redact Sensitive Visual Evidence for Court Proceedings

Discover the essential guide to redact sensitive visual evidence for court proceedings. Learn how AI-powered technology can streamline your legal processes, ensure compliance, and protect privacy.
Top 6 Video Redaction Softwares for Enterprises
October 25, 2023
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Top 6 Video Redaction Softwares for Enterprises

Explore the top 6 video redaction software solutions that are suitable for enterprise use. See how they work, and highlight their mechanics and significance.
Ensuring Patient Privacy in Medical Records and Images
October 5, 2023
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Ensuring Patient Privacy in Medical Records and Images

Explore the imperative of patient privacy in the digital age of medical studies. Dive into the challenges, regulatory landscape, and the transformative role of redaction tools in safeguarding medical records and images.
Major release includes audio transcription, multi-language UI support, enhanced face detection, speech panel and much more.
September 28, 2023
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What’s New In Redactor V5.0

Discover the revolutionary enhancements in Redactor V5. Dive into cutting-edge video and audio redaction features, transcription, speech panel, seamless user experience, and easy integration capabilities.
Are Audio Recordings Admissible in Court?
September 20, 2023
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Are Audio Recordings Admissible in Court?

Explore the dynamics of audio recordings in legal settings: from admissibility criteria to the role of effective transcription, learn how tools like Redactor enhance their utility. Dive deep into the world of audio evidence in courtrooms.
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September 7, 2023
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Everything You Need To Know About Redaction

Explore the evolution of redaction from Renaissance manuscripts to today's digital realm. Dive deep into the world of video and audio redaction with automated redaction tools, understanding their pivotal role in modern data protection.
How Big Data Is Changing the Way Police Redact Video Footage
August 23, 2023
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How Big Data Is Changing the Way Police Redact Video Footage

Discover how the convergence of big data and advanced AI solutions is reshaping the landscape of police video redaction. Explore technology shapes privacy protection and accountability in law enforcement.
The First Amendment and the Right to Release Videos
August 2, 2023
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First Amendment Right, and the Essential Role of Video Redaction

Understand the importance of video redaction in the context of the First Amendment and video release rights. Discover how it's more than just a legal requirement, but an ethical necessity in our digital age.
How Video Redaction Protects Privacy in Undercover Investigations
July 26, 2023
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How Video Redaction Protects Privacy in Undercover Investigations

Discover the critical role of video redaction in safeguarding privacy of your witnesses and leads during undercover investigations. Learn how advanced machine learning algorithms automatically blur sensitive details, empowering law enforcement agencies to operate with confidence and uphold confidentiality.
Best Practices for Recording School Events
June 28, 2023
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Best Practices for Recording School Events & Protecting Children’s Privacy

Discover how schools can capture cherished memories while prioritizing the privacy of children. Explore the role of security video redaction in maintaining a delicate balance.
European Commission To Refocus on GDPR Compliance and Investigations
June 7, 2023
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European Commission To Refocus on GDPR Compliance and Investigations

Stay informed about the European Commission's renewed focus on GDPR compliance and investigations. Learn how to navigate the evolving landscape of data protection and ensure your business stays compliant.
GDPR and the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Implications for ChatGPT and Beyond
May 31, 2023
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GDPR and the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Implications for ChatGPT and Beyond

Explore the impact of GDPR on ChatGPT and the future of artificial intelligence. Discover the evolving landscape of privacy-enhancing technologies, data privacy and AI compliance.
Blurring License Plates for FOIA Balancing Privacy and Investigation
May 23, 2023
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Is Blurring License Plates a Violation of FOIA?

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Learn how government agencies redact information, like license plate numbers, to protect privacy.
Selling Online? Protect Your Privacy with Video Redaction
May 10, 2023
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Selling Online? Protect Your Privacy with Video Redaction

Discover how video redaction can safeguard your online business and customers by mitigating risks such as online fraud and cyberstalking. Protect your privacy effectively while selling online.
Digital Forensics and Privacy: What You Need to Know
April 24, 2023
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Digital Forensics and Privacy: What You Need to Know

Learn how AI is used in digital forensics and privacy. Discover the roles they play in investigations, data protection, and more.
8 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Video Redaction Software
April 17, 2023
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8 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying Video Redaction Software

Looking for video redaction software? Here are 8 questions to consider to help you invest in the best video redaction software for your needs.
Why Video Redaction Software Is a Necessity for Any Modern VMS/EMS
March 28, 2023
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Why Video Redaction Software Is a Necessity for Any Modern VMS/EMS

Learn why video redaction software is necessary for any modern VMS/EMS and how you can seamlessly integrate Redactor into your VMS, at no added cost
Sighthound Reactor’s Latest Release Includes Image Redaction, Export Data Options, and Administration Improvements
March 27, 2023
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Redactor’s Latest Release 4.5 includes Image Redaction and Much More

The Sighthound Redactor team is thrilled to share the latest major release of Redactor. This release delivers on one of the most requested features by now allowing users the ability to redact image files and much MORE!
Return to Office Trend Continues - Are You Creating a Safe Workplace?
March 8, 2023
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Return to Office Trend Continues - Are You Creating a Safe Workplace?

9 out of 10 companies want employees back in the office in 2023. Incentives are used to lure them back, but what can be done to create a safe workplace?
Blur Out License Plates in Video
February 20, 2023
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Why Blur Out License Plates in Video?

Discover the importance of blurring license plates in surveillance footage to protect privacy, comply with laws or regulations, and ensure security. Learn the best practices for video, image, and audio redaction.
Sighthound Reactor’s Latest Release Includes Bulk Deletion
February 13, 2023
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Sighthound Reactor’s Latest Release Includes Bulk Deletion

Sighthound Redactor has a new release available with version 4.4.5. This new release includes updates the Video Player, Object List, and more control for Redactor API users.
What is Cloud-based Video Redaction?
January 25, 2023
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What is Cloud-based Video Redaction?

Are you still using your own hardware for redaction purposes? Check out cloud-based video redaction for the newest solution.
Are Security Cameras Worth It? CCTV Business Cost vs Benefit
January 16, 2023
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Are Security Cameras Worth It? CCTV Business Cost vs Benefit

Weighing up the cost vs benefit of CCTV for your business can be tough, but we’ve got the perfect guide for you.
What are California's Privacy Laws? And How to Comply With CCPA
January 9, 2023
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What are California's Privacy Laws? And How to Comply With CCPA

Are you complying with California’s privacy laws? Find out the latest rules and regulations before it’s too late.
Video Surveillance Best Practices
December 16, 2022
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Video Surveillance Best Practices - CCTV Management Guide

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras used in video surveillance are one of the most widely-used technologies in the security industry. Despite personal data legislation becoming more pervasive, CCTV systems don't seem to be going away, so it is pertinent to overview best practices that could benefit your business. CCTV best practices help ensure that expected requirements are met and that business owners know the law when setting up a video surveillance system.
Grade School Students Going to School Safely
December 7, 2022
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Is Your School Safeguarding Your Child's Privacy?

Is your child’s privacy being protected at school? Discover how Sighthound Redactor can help schools comply with the law regarding surveillance footage.
A Bodycam Footage Redaction Solution Customizable for a Range of Uses
December 2, 2022
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A Bodycam Footage Redaction Solution Customizable for a Range of Uses

Discover why video redaction software goes hand in hand with body cam solutions. It’s a must-have tool for privacy law compliance.
Recording TikTok In Public? Privacy Measures You Should Know
November 23, 2022
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Recording TikTok In Public? Privacy Measures You Should Know

Creating TikTok content in public spaces has become commonplace today, understanding the legal and privacy implications is crucial for content creators. This article sheds light into essential privacy measures and legal considerations that every TikTok user should know when recording videos outside. From understanding privacy laws to implementing responsible content creation practices, we provide you with actionable advice to ensure your TikTok filming respects individual privacy rights and complies with relevant regulations. Discover how Sighthound Redactor's AI technology can assist in safeguarding privacy in your public recordings.
Redacting Videos for Court
November 17, 2022
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Redacting Videos for Court

Redaction is a crucial part of the legal system. In order to keep evidence compliant with data privacy laws, continue reading about redacting videos for the court.
CCTV Video Storage Best Practices
November 10, 2022
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CCTV Video Storage Best Practices

One of the most important parts of a CCTV system is making sure you have a strategy for safely storing and sharing videos. To get the most out of your security system, check out these CCTV video storage best practices.
Law Enforcement Leveraging Computer Vision for Safety and Privacy
November 2, 2022
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Law Enforcement Leveraging Computer Vision for Safety and Privacy

Law Enforcement leverages computer vision and machine learning to prevent crime and keep communities safe. Computer vision solutions like facial recognition and object detection and tracking are key technologies supporting law enforcement for smart city initiatives. Footage processed for these solutions should apply video redaction to keep the public privacy intact.
An Easy Guide to US Privacy Laws
October 17, 2022
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An Easy Guide to US Privacy Laws in 2022

This article will look at some of the new US and state privacy laws that have just been passed. By being aware of these, you can learn more about the current and potential privacy laws and regulations. This will put your mind at ease and help you plan ahead.
Police Line Do Not Cross tape in front of a gas station pumps and parking lot
October 7, 2022
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Why Gas Stations Need Security Cameras & Redaction

In our latest blog, we bring awareness of the effects of security cameras for gas stations and other small businesses. Many business owners find that cameras reduce crime and support employee safety. When sharing business footage with third party organizations such as law enforcement or other supportive parties, personal privacy has to be upheld.
Cover image for Sighthound Redactor 4.4.2 Release that included Dark Mode, Feedback Submit, and Audio Scramble Intensity
October 2, 2022
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Sighthound Redactor Release - 4.4.2

This release includes Dark Mode, enhancements to audio reaction tools, and a new way for users to submit feedback directly from the Sighthound application.
Surveillance Discovery has grown to become a premier surveillance review agency
September 28, 2022
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Case Study: Surveillance Discovery

This case study details the use of Sighthound Redactor by Surveillance Discovery to automate the review, security, and privacy of confidential information. The company uses Sighthound Redactor to anonymize images and videos and ensure that all collected data meets strict data privacy regulations.
People in a line with one face redacted using manual redaction and the others being redacted using automated redaction from Sighthound Redactor
September 22, 2022
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Manual vs Automated Redaction Solutions: Which is better?

This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of manual and automated redaction solutions.
Transport Malta conducts many targeted road safety inspections
August 24, 2022
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Case Study: Transport Malta

CCTV video redaction and GDPR compliance software case study in the public transportation sector. Read our latest case study here.
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August 15, 2022
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Redactor Cloud Is Here - What You Need to Know

The new cloud-based version of Redactor is here. The fastest, most accurate video redaction application available today is now in the cloud.
Graphic of colorful circles saying Top 5 Video Redaction Tools and lead in question
August 5, 2022
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Top 5 Video Redaction Tools

This article discusses five different video redaction technologies that are available today. We believe that each of these technologies has a unique set of qualities that make it a great fit for your needs.
Medical tech pushes a gurney through the halls of the hospital past staff and patients, thinking about the best practices for video redaction.
July 26, 2022
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Best Practices for Video Redaction

Read our detailed Video Redaction Best Practice Guidelines, which briefly covers everything you need to know on the topic, challenges and tools available to ease the process.
Where does GDPR apply & What are the Penalties?
July 20, 2022
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Why do organizations need face blurring software for CCTV

Security cameras are widely used in various applications, including monitoring and surveillance. Find out why organizations need face blurring software for CCTV.
Woman's face being blurred out to protect her privacy
July 12, 2022
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What is Redaction

What is redaction, why is it important for sensitive records, and what are the processes and tools that can help you execute a successful project.
Abstract silhouette of people with network diagram overlay and the words GDPR in the center | cover image for blog post: Five Ways Your Organization Can Avoid A GDPR Fine
July 5, 2022
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Five Ways Your Organization Can Avoid A GDPR Fine

Many people are surprised to learn that GDPR regulates CCTV footage. If your company isn't GDPR compliant, the cost of noncompliance could be expensive. Here are five ways your organization can avoid a GDPR fine.
Man with a redacted face and car with a redacted license plate in a parking lot behind a strip mall
June 1, 2022
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Video Redaction Done Easy With Sighthound Redactor

Video redaction is a technique used to redact sensitive information from video or audio. Learn how Sighthound Redactor makes redaction simple!
Irreversible Video Redaction Techniques (Anonymisation)
May 10, 2022
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Irreversible Video Redaction Techniques (Anonymisation)

Video redaction is a way to protect people's privacy by obscuring their sensitive information. Let's take a look at Irreversible Video Redaction Techniques.
People walking on the street with their faces redacted
February 1, 2022
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The Importance of Live Video Redaction

Live video redaction has been driven by the need of clients to show or share footage in real time. This process is often done 'on the fly', meaning that it is done quickly and without much planning.
Video Redaction Using AI
January 31, 2022
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Video Redaction Using AI

The AI system that drives Sighthound Redactor contains a state-of-the-art object detector that enables the software to discover individuals, faces, vehicles and license plates in a range of environments and circumstances.
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January 11, 2022
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What is Video Redaction

Video redaction allows you to edit out sensitive data from images and video in order to comply with Global Data Protection and Privacy Laws. Learn more about video redaction.