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Selective Interpretable and Motion Consistent Privacy Attribute Obfuscation for Action Recognition

Filip Ilic · He Zhao · Thomas Pock · Richard P. Wildes

Arch 4A-E Poster #397
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Thu 20 Jun 5 p.m. PDT — 6:30 p.m. PDT


Concerns for the privacy of individuals captured in public imagery have led to privacy-preserving action recognition. Existing approaches often suffer from issues arising through obfuscation being applied globally and a lack of interpretability. Global obfuscation hides privacy sensitive regions, but also contextual regions important for action recognition. Lack of interpretability erodes trust in these new technologies. We highlight the limitations of current paradigms and propose a solution: Human selected privacy templates that yield interpretability by design, an obfuscation scheme that selectively hides attributes and also induces temporal consistency, which is important in action recognition. Our approach is architecture agnostic and directly modifies input imagery, while existing approaches generally require architecture training. Our approach offers more flexibility, as no retraining is required, and outperforms alternatives on three widely used datasets.

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