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Why SIA Opposes Massachusetts’ Far-Reaching Facial Recognition Technology Prohibition Bill

Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on Oct. 22, 2019, to consider S. 1385/H. 1538, an extreme ban on facial recognition technology prohibiting any government entity or employee at the state and local level throughout the commonwealth from “acquiring, accessing or using the technology or any information derived from it by another…

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State Contractor Monitoring and School Security Legislation Updates

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has joined an industry-led coalition expressing concerns about legislation proposed in more than 25 states to impose onerous new requirements on state contractors that could compromise employee privacy and cybersecurity while unnecessarily increasing costs, particularly for security integrators.  Lawmakers in several states filed bills that would impose a new requirement…

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State Bills on the Move Enabling Use of Security Technology to Protect Students, Children and the Elderly

Lawmakers in Hawaii (HI HB 736), Minnesota (MN HF 146/SF 11), Missouri (MO HB 719), North Dakota (ND SB 2113) and South Dakota (SD HB 1268) have all introduced legislation that would require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to allow residents and their families to install video surveillance and electronic monitoring equipment in their…

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SIA Takes Action on Right to Repair

On Feb. 5, the Security Industry Association (SIA) provided testimony in Concord, New Hampshire, on proposed legislation New Hampshire HB 462, joining several industry coalitions in efforts to oppose overly broad and burdensome “Right to Repair” bills (view SIA’s written testimony and coalition letters). Washington (WA HB 1342), S, Hawaii (HI SB 425), New Hampshire…

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SIA opposition to Hawaii SB 425
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Opposition to New Hampshire Digital Fair Repair Act

The Security Industry Association has submitted its opposition to New Hampshire’s HB 462, the Digital Fair Repair Act, due to its disclosure mandates for original equipment manufacturers, placing the security condition of certain equipment into a precarious state and jeopardizing warranty policies that have long proven to benefit and protect consumers.

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