Personal Injury Claims datascan redaction

Imagine you have been served with a personal injury claim from a customer or a member of staff. Or perhaps your business premises have been a victim of a criminal act.  It’s every business owner’s nightmare and one that we hope never happens to you.

However, if it does happen you really need to know how to react.  The first reaction might be one of relief.  You are relieved to find that you have good, clear CCTV footage of the alleged incident.  Because of this you can clearly identify the incident and the people involved in it.

Redaction of CCTV

At this stage you may want to pass that footage to a third party such as your solicitor or insurance company immediately.  However, before you do so you need to consider the GDPR implications of sharing raw footage to anybody.  Before you share CCTV Footage you MUST remove all personally identifiable data of persons who are not the subject of the incident.

Video Redaction

Video redaction is the blurring out of any identifying features on video footage.  If CCTV is capturing images in your premises, you are the data controller, and this is YOUR responsibility.  What is video redaction?

  • Redaction blurs out faces, children, uniform emblems, logos etc.
  • It removes or redacts all unwanted identifiers such as vehicle reg. numbers
  • It can enhance footage wherever possible.
  • It provides a spotlight on relevant incidents or persons


With GDPR now in force, you risk heavy fines if you breach the privacy of a data subject (person) by unlawfully sharing their image on CCTV footage.  Datascan Redaction Services can help you avoid breaching the privacy of innocent persons. Our service comes with a complete audit report to show you have handled the footage safely.

Datascan Redaction Service is ideal for:

Insurance Claims, Employer / Public Liability Claims, In-house Staff Fraud Investigations, Criminal Incidents Subject, Data Access Requests for CCTV Footage and more.

To find out more or to get a competitive quotation contact us in the strictest of confidence today.

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