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SIA-Led Coalition Urges Congress to Include Business Expensing Reforms in Tax Overhaul

Eight associations call upon tax committees to allow small and medium businesses to deduct the total cost of security and life safety systems as a business expense​ in the year incurred. Silver Spring, Md. —The Security Industry Association (SIA) recen…

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New data shows public opinion of Americans on use of facial recognition technology.
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Extensive New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition

68% of Americans Say Facial Recognition Technology Can Make Society Safer SILVER SPRING, Md. – Leading independent polling firm Schoen Cooperman Research recently conducted a nationwide poll on Americans’ views of facial recognition technology. The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans support the use of facial recognition across a wide range of applications.…

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UPDATE: New Compliance Deadline for Sec. 889 (a)(1)(B) – Sept. 30, 2020

On Aug. 12, U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe issued a memorandum to the U.S Department of Defense (DOD) granting a waiver to the prohibitions listed in Section 889 (a)(1)(B) of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Citing national security interests in the context of DOD procurement, DNI Ratcliffe exercised existing authorities…

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New data shows public opinion of Americans on use of facial recognition technology.
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Extensive New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition

68% of Americans Say Facial Recognition Technology Can Make Society Safer SILVER SPRING, Md. – Leading independent polling firm Schoen Cooperman Research recently conducted a nationwide poll on Americans’ views of facial recognition technology. The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans support the use of facial recognition across a wide range of applications.…

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SIA position on Portland, Oregon, facial recognition ordinance ban
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Security Industry Association Says Portland, Ore., Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

City council’s decision to prohibit the technology’s use by businesses impacts companies’ ability to secure their facilities and property and protect their people and customers. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) says that the decision by the city council of Portland, Ore., to ban facial recognition technology use by businesses in places…

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SIA Testifies on Facial Recognition Before California State Assembly

As part of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) advocacy work on the issue of facial recognition, Jake Parker, SIA’s senior director of government relations, testified on March 10 before the California State Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. Parker testified before the committee, led by chairman Ed Chau, at “Shaping the Future of Facial…

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