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At House Committee Hearing, SIA Shares How Effective and Responsible Use of Facial Recognition Makes the Nation Safer

SIA Testifies on Benefits of Facial Recognition Before House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading trade association representing more than 1,000 companies and organizations developing and delivering security solutions, testified today before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform. Jake Parker, senior director of…

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SIA Applauds Next Step Towards USMCA Ratification

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends members of the administration and the U.S. House of Representatives for their bipartisan leadership in passing the much-anticipated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), acknowledges thoughtful and necessary changes that will create a fair-trade landscape…

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Opinion: Impact Expected From Commerce Department’s Rules on Largest Chinese Video Surveillance and AI Providers

Contributing author Steve Surfaro notes potential effects upon chip makers, investments in artificial intelligence. On Oct. 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations to add 28 Chinese governmental and commercial organizations to its Entity List determined to be “acting contrary to the foreign policy interests of…

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Capitol Hill Symposium on Vehicular Terrorism: Highlights From SIA’s Second Annual Event on Hostile Vehicle Attacks

On Oct. 17, the Security Industry Association (SIA) hosted a free symposium on preventing vehicular terrorism. This event, held at the Reserve Officers Association on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., brought together policymakers, federal agency personnel, state and local government leaders, public safety personnel, project designers, security industry solution and service providers, and other stakeholders…

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SIA and Other Organizations Urge Congress to Consider Facts and Benefits of Facial Recognition

Groups outline concerns with blanket prohibitions or moratoriums on the technology, citing beneficial uses for public safety, national security and fighting fraud. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) – as part of a coalition of  organizations and trade associations – has issued a letter to Congress outlining its concerns regarding potential bans on…

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U.S. Commerce Department Places Restrictions on Chinese Video Surveillance and AI Firms

Chinese firms placed on “Entity List” due to implication in human rights violations On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a rule that places Dahua and Hikvision among eight Chinese companies and 20 Chinese public security bureaus on the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security “Entity List.”   The Entity List imposes certain export…

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