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Parquery provides real-time results to more than 70 customers worldwide.

Who is using Parquery's solution worldwide?

Parquery provides real-time results to parking managers and commercial partners

Parquery monitors more than 400 parking spots with 2 cameras in Vevey

City of Vevey, Switzerland

Parquery monitors 400+ parking spots with 2 cameras


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Swiss Railways (SBB, CFF, FFS)

Parquery P+Rail project in Rapperswil, Switzerland


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Parquery supports you to make sure that each project is GDPR compliant

 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Parquery and GDPR: Everything you need to know

 

As developer or project manager you probably have experience with the GDPR, the European Union’s data protection regulation, particularly if you have been involved with new technical solutions for cameras.

The GDPR can seem complex, and sometimes difficult to interpret for the specific technology you’re looking to take onboard. Your legal team will want proof that any new solution you introduce is GDPR-compliant.

We’re here to assist.

Parquery will help answer your GDPR-related questions and streamline your internal legal processes for smart parking solutions. We are dedicated to 100% transparency on GDPR issues, and we will put your mind at ease.

Review the information provided below, or contact us to learn more about our approach for data processing data, what we do to guarantee GDPR compliance, and what we will expect of you when you work with us.

For now, let’s make sure we use the same language. When we talk about “personal data,” we mean any and all information that refers directly or indirectly to a natural living person. Examples of personal data include images of faces or car license plate numbers.

Learn how Parquery makes sure to comply with privacy laws in its project with SBB 

Parquery is compliant with privacy laws

 

No image is stored.

Images are automatically deleted after processing.

Detection can be carried out at the customer's premises.

We take privacy seriously.

As a parking manager, what do you need to do to be GDPR-compliant?

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Yes. We integrated privacy and data protection directly into our technical solution (Privacy-by-design).

Parquery is fully GDPR-compliant.

  • Generally, images do not contain recognizable private data in the image.
  • In the rare case when number plates might be decipherable, Parquery blurs the according image portion. Parquery helps customers to guarantee that private data cannot be extracted from images.
  • Parquery does not store images, unless specifically requested by customers.
  • The customer can opt to analyze all images directly onsite. Once processed, they are automatically deleted, and no image is sent to Parquery. The process is GDPR compliant.

Parquery's Engineering department processes the data received from the customer.

No. Parquery does neither collect nor process personal data.

No. Parquery does neither collect nor process personal data.

Images from the cameras belong to the customer. The customer transmits the images for processing either via local network to their own server or via internet connection to Parquery's cloud servers. We integrated privacy and data protection directly into our technical solution, that means no personal data is removed from the images and neither people nor vehicles can be identified (Privacy-by-design).

Parquery uses images from cameras solely for the purpose of detecting the presence of vehicles. Parquery does not identify these vehicles.

Yes. Usually, the resolution of the camera images is not sufficient to identify a car. However, in those rare cases where number plates might be recognizable, or there are people in the image, they will be blurred to ensure data remains anonymous.

Parquery does not store any images, unless the customer explicitly requests to do so. In any event, Parquery guarantees that no personal data is present in the images. We take privacy seriously.

No. No private data is provided to third parties.

Yes, it is likely.

If you have not had any cameras so far, you will very likely have to change your privacy policies. You are obliged to inform your customers of the presence of the cameras and the reason for them. As part of this, you will have to install signs to this effect stating, e.g.: "Parking duration: max. 1 hour. The parking duration is monitored with cameras".

Talk to Parquery's GDPR experts for guidance on your individual project.

Parking managers display reason for Parquery cameras
Parking duration: max. 1 hour. The parking duration is monitored with cameras.

Parquery is the data controller. They determine the purposes for which and the means by which data is processed.

Combined with high camera installation points, the pixel resolution of the camera images is typically not sufficient to discern private data such as facial features or number plates that could identify a person or vehicle. Nonetheless, Parquery follows several strategies to ensure that camera images do not contain private data before processing:

  1. Firstly, we physically prevent recording sensitive data by aiming to mount cameras as high as possible. With cameras positioned high enough, personal data cannot be recognised due to both distance and perspective, even a high-resolution pixel image.
  2. If cameras cannot be installed in such heights (e.g. less than approximately 4 metres), sensitive data might be present in high-resolution images. However, we can configure the cameras such that Parquery’s servers receive low-resolution images only, which do not contain identifiable data. Suppose our customers want to use the same cameras for video surveillance. In this case, they can still obtain the high-resolution video stream for their purposes since cameras can send multiple video streams to different servers.
  3. One might discern private data in low-resolution images, e.g., when vehicles are parked very close to the camera. However, we automatically blur sensitive data such as faces and number plates before carrying out the image analysis, thus guaranteeing that no sensitive data is present.
  4. Finally, our customers can choose to apply their own image processing and blur sensitive image portions themselves before transferring them to Parquery for analysis.

Parquery plans and executes each project with privacy and data protection at the forefront of our mind. Consequently, we follow the principle of ‘As much as necessary, as little as possible.’ To be concrete, this means:

  1. We ensure to limit the camera views to the boundaries of the monitored area. During project planning, we use software simulations to optimise the camera arrangements and to assess how well the monitored area is covered. For these simulations, we can take into account local restrictions, such as regions to strictly avoid. At the time of installing the system, we then verify that the view captured by the cameras fulfills the boundary requirements.
  2. In some instances, adjacent areas cannot physically be excluded by, e.g., choosing a camera with a different field of view, changing the camera location, shifting or rotating it. In this case, we mask and blur the respective image portions to exclude those areas from the image before processing.

Parquery only records data that is indispensable to provide the smart parking service, and no more.

Typically the images sent to Parquery’s cloud service do not contain enough detail to discern private data such as facial features or number plates that could identify a person or vehicle. Combined with high camera installation points, the pixel resolution of the camera images is typically not sufficient to capture those. Nonetheless, Parquery follows several strategies to ensure that images do not contain private data before processing:

  1. Firstly, we physically prevent recording sensitive data by aiming to mount cameras as high as possible. With cameras positioned high enough, personal data cannot be recognised due to both distance and perspective, even a high-resolution pixel image.
  2. If cameras cannot be installed in such heights (e.g. less than approximately 4 metres), sensitive data might be present in high-resolution images. However, we can configure the cameras such that Parquery’s servers receive low-resolution images only, which do not contain identifiable data. Suppose our customers want to use the same cameras for video surveillance. In this case, they can still obtain the high-resolution video stream for their purposes since cameras can send multiple video streams to different servers.
  3. Furthermore, our customers can choose to apply their own image processing and blur sensitive image portions themselves before transferring them to Parquery for analysis.
  4. Finally, our customers can opt to have Parquery’s software solution installed locally on a server on their premises instead of using Parquery’s cloud servers. In this case, the recorded camera images will be analysed on this local server, and deleted after processing. No image will leave the premises or be stored.

Parquery on-premise

 

If company policies do not provide authorization to run provider software on cloud servers, Parquery can install its software onsite on the customer’s premises. Images from cameras are then sent to this local server, where they are processed and then deleted, and the results are sent on to your facility manager(s).

No image will leave your premises. The process is entirely GDPR-compliant.

Learn how Parquery's software can work on local on-premise servers

We anonymize.

 

There are two main privacy issues when dealing with smart parking: recognizing people (i.e. faces) and identifying car license plates.

We anonymize both.

We developed an encryption algorithm that automatically detects and blurs number plates and people’s faces, hence automatically anonymizing the information.

 

Parquery anonymizes all private data on images.
Parquery blurs image areas that might contain private data before analyzing the images.

We do not store images

 

We do not store images after processing. Immediately upon receiving them, we detect objects in the images, delete them, and send the results to the client via an Application Programming Interface (API) or a Dashboard.

 

Only on explicit request of a customer do we store images for a certain period of time and display them via the dashboard - e.g. for six hours to provide visual evidence of parking violations.

How does Parquery's solution work?

 

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Parquery is to date the best solution in our portfolio using existing CCTV feeds.

 

G. Machet, Bouygues Energies & Services (BYES)

Parquery operates more than 80 projects in 30+ countries worldwide.

 

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