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.…Keep Reading »
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…Keep Reading »
SIA is pleased to introduce the SIA Guide to Cannabis Security Requirements in response to the need for more centralized information regarding the state-by-state requirements in the cannabis industry where applicable.Keep Reading »
SIA is pleased to introduce the SIA Guide to School Security Funding in response to the need for more centralized information on the variety of sources of funding available specifically for K-12 school security solutions.Keep Reading »
On March 31, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation (SB 6280) that requires state and local agencies, including law enforcement, that use or plan to use facial recognition technologies to meet certain reporting and deployment requirements. This FAQ is intended to help both agencies and vendors in the state understand the law’s requirements, with the caveats that ambiguities remain and additional legislative and/or regulatory changes and clarifications are possible.Keep Reading »
This guide to local and state COVID-19 programs has been compiled as part of the SIA and ASIS International partnership to create response-related resources and direct both organizations’ members to current information.
The document is a state-by-state guide to programs, with web links and additional notes.
Special thanks to Ntiva for their research and efforts in compiling this information.Keep Reading »
The electronic security and life safety industry associations, in partnership with hundreds of industry executives, are calling state leadership to ensure that essential emergency services are not suspended or impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.Keep Reading »
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…Keep Reading »
As part of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) advocacy work on the issue of facial recognition, Drake Jamali, SIA’s manager of government relations, testified on Feb. 3 before the New Jersey Assembly of Legislators’ Committee on Science, Innovation and Technology. Jamali’s testimony to the committee, led by Chairman Andrew Zwicker and Vice-Chair Linda Carter, provided…Keep Reading »
The 2020 legislative session is well underway in most states, and with it has come a flurry of proposed new privacy laws. Most noteworthy is Washington state’s reintroduction of a bill that didn’t make it through the last session because of perceived weaknesses in consumer protections. Notably, the Washington Privacy Act (SB 6281; HB 2742)…Keep Reading »