SIA's Commitment to Data Privacy, Jan. 24-28, 2022
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SIA’s Commitment to Data Privacy: What You Need to Know

Presented by the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board To mark Data Privacy Week – which the Security Industry Association (SIA) is proud to be a “Champion” of – the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board is publishing its first monthly update to the security industry. This update will provide readers with news and information about privacy…

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How the Latest National Defense Authorization Act Impacts the Security Industry

On Dec. 27, 2021, President Biden signed the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that annually authorizes federal funding for various programs under the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and its service branches – the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. Prior to its enactment, the Security Industry Association (SIA) circulated a support letter…

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Why Hostile Vehicle Incidents Can’t Be Ignored

With a clear pattern of incidents, here’s why cities must pay attention – and what SIA is doing to drive awareness The road to Waukesha, Wisconsin, runs from Santa Monica, California.  It runs from Stillwater,  Oklahoma.  It runs from Austin, Texas, and Charlottesville, Virginia. The road runs from New York City and New Orleans, Louisiana. …

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What the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Means for Security and Life Safety Companies

Dear Security Industry Association (SIA) members, On Nov. 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This infrastructure bill is the most significant U.S. investment in infrastructure in decades and includes $550 billion in funding far above baseline for many existing highway, transit, rail and other programs. SIA commends the president…

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Congress Passes Bill Requiring FCC to Limit New Authorizations for Chinese Equipment, Prohibiting Revocation

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Updated Oct. 29, 2021 On Oct. 20, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3919, the Secure Equipment Act of 2021, in a nearly unanimous vote. The bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.,) would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules it recently proposed prohibiting “equipment…

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What SIA Members Need to Know About Federal Contractor Employee Vaccination Rules

With the Dec. 8 deadline for federal contractors and many subcontractor employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 fast approaching, affected security industry suppliers are building and implementing compliance programs. This SIA video roundtable discussion featuring Diz Locaria, partner at Venable, LLP; Lynn de Séve, founder and president of GSA Schedules, Inc.; and Fabiola Francisco,…

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Security Industry Association Opposes Reintroduction of Facial Recognition & Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The legislation would impose an unnecessary blanket ban and prevent government from leveraging the proven benefits of biometric and related image analytics.    SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading trade association representing security solutions providers – has announced its strong opposition to the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act, originally…

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