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State of New York Provides Retailers with Tax Credit for Security Improvements

What Retailers Need to Know About Using New York’s Retail Security Tax Credit On April 20, the New York State legislature passed its annual budget measure for fiscal year 2025 which addresses multiple priorities and enacts key proposals from Governor Kathy Hochul. Of significance to New York business owners, workers and consumers, the measure included…

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Maryland Set to Enact Nation’s Strongest Regulations for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology

Updated May 16, 2024 SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 8, 2024, during its last day of regular session, the Maryland General Assembly unanimously passed House Bill 338/Senate Bill 182 to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement across the state. Gov. Wes Moore signed the bill into law on May 16.…

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Security Industry Association Creates New and Updated Government Relations Guides for SIA Members   

New SIA publications offer a state-by-state reference guide to biometric information privacy legislation, key information on federal grants that can be used for funding of security projects, a guide to facial recognition laws and important details on school security funding and cannabis security requirements. Updated Dec. 7, 2023 SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA)…

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Security Industry Association Files Amicus Brief in Key BIPA Case

At the end of August 2023, the Security Industry Association (SIA) filed an amicus curie (“friend of the court”) brief in support of a U.S. District Court ruling that rejects an incorrect interpretation of requirements under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) of 2008 in a case under consideration by the Ninth Circuit Court…

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