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Most State Legislatures Have Rejected Bans and Severe Restrictions on Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology and related legislation have been a hot topic in the media and in policy discussions around the country. The Security Industry Association (SIA) is advocating nationwide for policies ensuring responsible use and sensible privacy protections, while urging rejection of blanket bans or unbalanced restrictions of these technologies that ignore the clear benefits…

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Security Policy Brief: What Right to Repair Legislation Means for the Security Industry

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In this video, learn about several recently introduced Right to Repair bills and how SIA is engaging on behalf of members on this issue. “Right to Repair” legislation, as introduced in several states in 2021, would mandate original equipment manufacturers of digital electronic equipment to provide unauthorized repair providers with diagnostic and repair information, along…

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SIA Weighs In on Biometrics and Facial Recognition Legislation

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has kicked off the 2021 legislative cycle by testifying at public hearings on biometric and facial recognition technologies in three states and the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. SIA supports safeguards ensuring responsible use and sensible privacy protections, while rejecting blanket bans or unbalanced restrictions of these technologies. Introduced in the…

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Security Policy Brief: What BIPA-Style Legislation Means for the Security Industry

In this video, learn about BIPA laws and how SIA is engaging on behalf of members on this issue. Biometric Information Protection Acts, or BIPA-style legislation, mandate written consent and notice requirements for private entities, including individuals, who use products that include biometric information, such as an individual’s retina, iris, face or fingerprints. The Security…

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SIA’s Top 2020 Successes in State & Local Policy

In 2020, the security industry strove to innovate, adapt and overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19 and proved resilient in continuing to provide solutions and services to help keep people safe and secure. Consistent with our core mission – to be a catalyst for success within the global security industry through information, insight and influence…

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New data shows public opinion of Americans on use of facial recognition technology.
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Extensive New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition

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.…

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Security Industry Association Says Portland, Ore., Facial Recognition Bans Are Shortsighted

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…

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