Towards a conceptual framework for privacy protection in the use of interactive 360° video surveillance

Sunil Chaudhary, Eleni Berki, Pirkko Nykänen, Yevhen Zolotavkin, Marko Helenius, Juha Kela

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    Interactive 360° video technology has not been embraced for surveillance purposes despite its ability to eliminate blind spots, which is an important attribute of video surveillance. Further, privacy invasion due to video surveillance has a negative impact, and this urges for attention. Hence, the paper authors considered these two aspects and proposed a conceptual design framework with its rationale for privacy protection in use within the infrastructure of the interactive 360° video surveillance system. This conceptual integration framework takes into account the next essential factors: i) the utilization of the positive characteristics of 360° video to improve surveillance; ii) the protection of people's privacy; iii) the assistance needed in crime investigation and forensics; and iv) the ease and cost-effectiveness for deployment. These are factors of paramount significance for public safety and social order and they can be guaranteed with proactive approaches of design, based on the latest developments of Internet of Things technology and digital watermarking advancements.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2016
    Subtitle of host publication17-21 October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    EditorsHarold Thwaites, Lau Sian Lun, Alonzo Addison
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467389938
    ISBN (Print)9781467389938
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventInternational Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia 2016 - Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
    Conference number: 22nd


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia 2016
    Abbreviated titleVSMM 2016
    CityKuala Lumpur
    Internet address


    • Interactive 360o video surveillance
    • Internet of Things
    • Conceptual framework
    • Literature review
    • Security
    • Privacy and safety
    • Steganography and digital watermarking

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