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Protecting Privacy Of A User In Digital Photographs Using A Privacy Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235549D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-07
Document File: 3 page(s) / 36K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for protecting privacy of a user in one or more images by using a privacy service requiring no storage of personal information of the user other than data required for facial recognition of the user.

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Protecting Privacy Of A User In Digital Photographs Using A Privacy Service

Users are worried about protecting privacy in digital photographs because of the upsurge in devices for taking digital photographs of a user without the user's knowledge.

Regarding protection of privacy of a user who is shown in a digital photograph, a privacy service is herein disclosed requiring no storage of personal information of the user other than data required for facial recognition of the user.

Embodiments of the present invention include registering the user with the privacy service. In order to register, the user adds a digital photograph of the user to the privacy service. The privacy service identifies the user in the digital photograph using facial recognition. Thereafter, data required for subsequent identification of the user using facial recognition is stored by the privacy service. Once registration is successful, the privacy service sets default user preferences, for example, prohibiting other users from uploading digital photographs of the user.

The method and system subsequently accepts a list of photographers approved by the user using the privacy service. The list of photographers is added to user preferences. The user adds to the privacy service one or more digital photographs containing each photographer in the list. Each photographer is subsequently identified using facial recognition by the privacy service. Data required for recognizing each photographer is subsequently stored in the privacy service.

The privacy service also registers photographers and one or more devices associated each photographer. The registration can involve adding a digital photograph taken by the photographer using a device of the one or more devices. The digital photograph taken is subsequently analyzed using facial recognition for identifying the photographer. Data required for subsequent recognition of the photographer is subsequently associated with the photographer and stored. The device used for taking the digital photograph is also registered in the privacy service, with the photographer being listed

as a default photographer for the device. The privacy ser...