SIA Letter to POTUS VPOTUS on Biometrics
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SIA Letter to President and Vice President on Facial Recognition

On March 17, 2021, the Security Industry Association (SIA) provided a letter to the President and Vice President of the United States addressing the importance of biometrics in government and commercial applications – in particular, the use of facial recognition technology. The letter encouraged the administration and Congress to create legislation and policies that would provide a constructive framework for how facial recognition can be used responsibly.

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Screenshot from SIA Identity and Biometrics Kickoff Virtual Luncheon With DHS-CBP
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Highlights From SIA’s Identity & Biometrics Kickoff Virtual Luncheon With DHS-CBP

On Feb. 24, the Security Industry Association‘s (SIA’s) newly created Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board (IBTAB) hosted a kickoff virtual luncheon with industry leaders specializing in producing biometrics and digital identification solutions. The event featured remarks from Diane J. Sabatino, deputy executive assistant commissioner, Office of Field Operations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection…

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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: Health Care

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This vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in health care, examining market drivers and barriers for the health care vertical, the role of security technology and biometrics in helping health organizations combat the pandemic and legislation and regulations impacting the health care sector.

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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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Looking for Guidance on Facial Recognition Policies & Deployment? Check Out These New Resources From ALEC & BSIA

The Security Industry Association (SIA) believes all technology products, including facial recognition, must only be used for purposes that are lawful, ethical and nondiscriminatory. As demonstrated throughout its 30+-year history of development, facial recognition technology offers tremendous benefits to society when used effectively and responsibly. Industry has a duty to ensure that advanced technologies, particularly those enabled…

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