Hatem A Rashwan, Agusti Solanas, Domènec Puig, Antoni Martínez-Ballesté
International Journal of Information Security 13 (3), 223-234
- Description: Recent advances in pervasive video surveillance systems pave the way for a comprehensive surveillance of every aspect of our lives, hence, leading us to a state of dataveillance. Computerized and interconnected systems of cameras could be used to profile, track and monitor individuals for the sake of security. Notwithstanding, these systems clearly interfere with the fundamental right of the individuals to privacy. Most literature on privacy in video surveillance systems concentrates on the goal of detecting faces and other regions of interest and in proposing different methods to protect them. However, the trustworthiness of those systems and, by extension, of the privacy they provide are mostly neglected. In this article, we define the concept of trustworthy privacy-aware video surveillance system. Moreover, we assess the techniques proposed in the literature according to their suitability for such a video surveillance system. Finally, we describe the properties that a deployment of a trustworthy video surveillance system must fulfill.