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Description

De-identification in multimedia content can be defined as the process of concealing the identities of individuals captured in a given set of data (images, video, audio, text), for the purpose of protecting their privacy. This will provide an effective means for supporting the EU's Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), which is concerned with the introduction of appropriate measures for the protection of personal data.
This Action aims to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary efforts (related to scientific, legal, ethical and societal aspects) in the introduction of person de-identification and reversible de-identification in multimedia content by networking relevant European experts and organisations.

Layman's description

The fact that a person can be identified by such features as face, voice, silhouette and gait, indicates the de-identification process as an interdisciplinary challenge, involving such scientific areas as image processing, speech analysis, video tracking and biometrics.
This Action aims to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary efforts (related to scientific, legal, ethical and societal aspects) in the introduction of person de-identification and reversible de-identification in multimedia content by networking relevant European experts and organisations.

Key findings

Automated de-identification and reversible de-identification for privacy protection in multimedia contents; Innovative solutions for concealing identifiers while preserving data utility and/or naturalness (e.g. de-identification of voice and face in a given video document whilst preserving natural movement of lips).
AcronymCOST Action IC1206 DE-ID
StatusFinished
Period26/03/1325/03/17

Research outputs

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