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SIA Letter to POTUS VPOTUS on Biometrics

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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Multi-Association Letter Supporting CHIPS for America Act Funding

In light of the global chip shortage, SIA joined a coalition of organizations in urging Congress to support President Biden’s $50 billion funding request for the CHIPS for America Act.

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Coalition Letter Urging Investment in IT Modernization of NIST Face Recognition Vendor Tests

SIA joined the Alliance for Digital Innovation, the Internet Association and the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center in expressing strong support for modernizing the IT infrastructure of the laboratories and facilities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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SIA coalition letter to extend Section 3610

Coalition Letter to Congress to Extend CARES Act Section 3610

In a Feb. 25, 2021, letter, SIA and other business groups representing contractors urged Congress to extend Section 3610 in the American Rescue Plan.

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Joint Association Letter Regarding Fraudulent Sale of Mailing Lists

SIA is working to combat the practice of selling falsified or stolen mailing lists and is part of a coalition of organizations calling for investigation into these proliferating scams.

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SIA Recommendations for Eliminating Language Bias in Security

SIA is adopting these preferred terms and general guidelines for use in SIA communications and recommends them for member-generated SIA content.

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