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Nov 30, 2012

ADDPRIV Project, led by Anova IT Consulting, has been presented at the IV Conference of Young Researchers of the University of Alcala

Ricardo Buendia, managing-partner of Anova IT Consulting, attended at the "Young Researchers Conference" held in Alcala de Henares, where he presented the European project ADDPRIV.

The University of Alcala hosted on 29th of November the fourth edition of the "Conference of Young Researchers", which brought together the main researchers from the University of Alcala.

The conference has been addressed to PhD students who are currently undertaking their doctoral thesis in the University. The novelty in this edition was the organization of the conference in two sections, one in the field of the Humanities and the other in the field of the Science.

In the sciences section, Ricardo Buendia introduced ADDPRIV, an European project led by Anova that will contribute to a better social acceptance of video surveillance, by eliminating the effect of Big Brother and the development of technologies that will meet the principles of minimization of the collection of personal data.

ADDPRIV facing the challenge of finding the balance between security and privacy in video surveillance, improving current systems based on artificial intelligence applied to the cameras. Thanks to the introduction of the concept of intelligence applied to the complete cameras network, ADDPRIV allows the correlation of information from different sensors, allowing an automatic, accurate and reliable determination of what is and is not relevant information from a security perspective. Any irrelevant information is subsequently deleted. With its technology, ADDPRIV allows achieving a better social acceptance of video surveillance by reducing the Big Brother effect, allowing at the same time, complying with the principles of minimizing personal data collection minimization.

The project, led by Anova IT Consulting (ES), will last 36 months with a total cost of €4 Millions. The partners involved are: Kingston University (UK), Politechnika Gdanska (PL), Lancaster University (UK), Avanzit Tecnología (ES), Hewlett Packard Italiana (IT), SEA Aeroporti di Milano (IT), Renfe Operadora (ES) and Trinity College Dublin (IE).

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