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Security Industry Association Releases Privacy Code of Conduct

The publication is designed to help security technology companies enhance their management of personal information.   SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its new Privacy Code of Conduct, a resource designed to guide security technology companies in implementing privacy programs and protecting personal data. The document was created by SIA’s Data Privacy…

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Does Your Small Business Need Privacy Guidance? A New 2-Pager From NIST Can Help

One of the biggest emerging challenges for businesses involves implementing data privacy practices that meet both compliance demands and consumer expectations. This can be especially true for small businesses that lack the resources of enterprise-level organizations. During the past few years, the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Data Privacy Advisory Board has sought to assist members…

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SIA Adopts New Ethics Principles

Members of the security industry, from manufacturers to distributors to integrators, hold a unique position in the business community. While they design, sell and install products like firms in countless other sectors, the nature of their work means that they bear responsibilities that most others do not. They are, in a sense, businesses of trust.…

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Does True Crime Content Lead to Better Security?

Many Americans are apparently worried about life imitating art that recreates life. A major residential security company recently found in a survey of 1,001 consumers of true crime content that 69 percent think the events they watch or read about could happen to their families, prompting them to take countermeasures such as checking locks and…

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Development of Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition Should Not Be Impeded, White House Official Says

One of the top science advisors in the White House cautioned at a recent event in Washington, D.C., against tightly restricting the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. “I’m a firm believer that it is unethical to not use AI if it can lead to important benefits,” Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer Lynne Parker said.…

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