SAVE THE DATE Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2017 Tapia Conference

Encryption-Based Privacy Protection For Police Body-Worn Cameras


Presenter: Daniel T. Martinez (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Co-author: Claire M. Cochrane (Temple University)


Police body cameras are increasingly being used in many places. While body cameras do promote accountability, the are concerns over the loss of privacy as a result of these cameras. Police departments have tried to balance these two concerns by training officers on what incidents to record, and what not to record. However, the existing approach is error prone. This poster describes an encryption-based approach that protects privacy, while still ensuring relevant videos are always captured. Our preliminary investigations suggest that our approach is feasible on existing mobile hardware.