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NIST Invites Industry Experts to Join New Privacy Working Group

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the launch of its new Privacy Workforce Public Working Group (PWWG). The PWWG aims to develop a set of task, knowledge and skill statements aligned with the NIST Privacy Framework and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to assist organizations in…

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Why a Uniform Privacy Law Would Be Good for the Security Industry

Compliance costs are a drag on profitability for all businesses, and security companies are no exception. As privacy laws are enacted on a state-by-state basis, complying with them will introduce new costs for all of us. As troubling are efforts to ban some of the technologies many security conscious organizations, including law enforcement, are using…

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Does Your Small Business Need Privacy Guidance? A New 2-Pager From NIST Can Help

One of the biggest emerging challenges for businesses involves implementing data privacy practices that meet both compliance demands and consumer expectations. This can be especially true for small businesses that lack the resources of enterprise-level organizations. During the past few years, the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Data Privacy Advisory Board has sought to assist members…

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SIA’s Commitment to Data Privacy

On Data Privacy Day 2021, the Security Industry Association (SIA) reiterates its commitment to promoting sound data privacy practices in the converged security technology sector. SIA in 2017 created the Data Privacy Advisory Board, and during the past four years, that panel has raised awareness of this critical issue through webinars, white papers, conference presentations,…

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SIA Principles for the Responsible and Effective Use of Facial Recognition Technology

This document explores SIA’s values and the benefits of facial recognition, outlines each of SIA’s core principles regarding the responsible and effective use of facial recognition technology and makes recommendations for public- and private-sector applications of the technology, including use of facial recognition by law enforcement.

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COVID-19 Raises Many Privacy Questions

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The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately brought about an explosion of cyber scams, with bad actors preying on fear, uncertainty and doubt. But it’s also raising some big challenges regarding data privacy because of both the escalated cyber threat and the direct effects of the outbreak itself. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) recently held…

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Who Am I, and Why Am I Here in this Database? Addressing Privacy Concerns With Security Technology

The definition of personal data, also known as personally identifiable information (PII), has expanded in recent years. Previously, personal data typically referred only to the most sensitive information, such as name, address, Social Security number, health records and date of birth. Today, it has expanded to include things like location data, IP address, MAC address,…

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