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Washington Facial Recognition Law FAQ

On March 31, 2020, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law legislation (SB 6280) that requires state and local agencies, including law enforcement, that use or plan to use facial recognition technologies to meet certain reporting and deployment requirements. This FAQ is intended to help both agencies and vendors in the state understand the law’s requirements, with the caveats that ambiguities remain and additional legislative and/or regulatory changes and clarifications are possible.

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SIA support letter for H.R. 6929

SIA Letter of Support for the Advancing Facial Recognition Act

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has offered its support for H.R. 6929, the Advancing Facial Recognition Act, which requires federal agencies to complete a study on facial recognition technologies.

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Coalition letter on Section 889 NDAA

Coalition Letter to Congress on NDAA Section 889 Part B

This letter from a coalition of leading associations, including the Security Industry Association (SIA) and partners — Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), the Semiconductor Industry Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — was delivered to members of Congress on April 15. It requests a delay of implementation of section 889(a)(1)(B) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (P.L. 115–232), commonly referred to as part B, to no earlier than August 13, 2021.

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Minimize Risk by Protecting Privacy document

Minimize Risk by Protecting Privacy: A Primer

SIA has provided a primer on privacy basics. While not comprehensive, these suggestions will help you begin the process of protecting privacy in your organization.

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CARES Act summary document

Summary of CARES Act SBA Paycheck Protection Program & Loan Forgiveness Program

The CARES Act, signed into law March 27, 2020, includes several provisions aimed at providing immediate relief to small businesses and nonprofts impacted by COVID-19.

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Guide to State and Local COVID-19 Programs

Guide to State and Local COVID-19 Programs

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.

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