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 »
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…Keep Reading »
The Security Industry Association has expressed concerns with Massachusetts HB 3871, which would amend state law to include “temporary door locking devices” for public schools to use in classrooms.Keep Reading »
The Security Industry Association has expressed concerns with Wisconsin AB 44, which would amend state law to allow public schools to use “barricade devices” in classrooms.Keep Reading »
The Security Industry Association tracks a wide range of policy issues for members, including state laws on right to repair, biometrics and school safety.Keep Reading »
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…Keep Reading »