Homes, businesses, automobiles. Damaged by a relentless onslaught of inclement weather that managed to sweep away, either wholly or partially, the efforts of an entire lifetime. These damages now need to be documented in order to secure future compensations—a goal that “TrueScreen,” an application allowing legal certification of the authenticity and truthfulness of multimedia content like photographs, can assist flood-affected citizens with. The company is based in Bologna, on Via della Zecca, but its founder, Fabio Ugolini, resides in Lugo, a town recently submerged by the waters just a few days ago. “We do what we can, and for this reason, I immediately decided to offer my tools for use,” he shared.
What does TrueScreen entail? “Every day, we utilize digital information, from photographs to videos, which are becoming increasingly easy to alter, not only in terms of content but also regarding context, such as date or geolocation. To provide legal value to this information, we’ve proposed a patented solution that guarantees authenticity and immutability of any content. It’s used in the insurance and banking sectors, among others.” Now, this application can prove useful for documenting flood damages as well.