Security Industry Association Privacy Framework

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is committed to protecting privacy when a security solution requires the collection, protection or storage of personally identifiable information (PII).

Originally released in 2010 and updated in 2014, the SIA Privacy Framework outlines a core set of principles and best practices the industry is working to implement in the deployment of electronic security technologies protecting people and assets.


This SIA Privacy Framework has three intended purposes:

  • To identify a set of privacy principles to serve as a guide for manufacturers, integrators and distributors of electronic security technologies (both physical and logical), including but not limited to access control devices, biometrics, CCTV, video analysis, IP-based technology and RFID;
  • To inform policymakers about how the security industry protects privacy when collecting, securing and storing PII;
  • To help educate end users on the implementation of privacy protections.