SIA Letter of Support for the Advancing Facial Recognition Act

SIA support letter for H.R. 6929

As part of a larger technology package produced by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) recently introduced H.R. 6929,the Advancing Facial Recognition Act, which requires the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce and other appropriate agencies to complete a comprehensive study on facial recognition technologies.

In a May 22, 2020, letter to Rep. Carter, Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA), offered SIA’s support for the bill, which would also focus on identifying sectors using facial recognition technology, available public-private partnerships, how industry uses facial recognition, making recommendations relating to the mitigation of global supply chain risks and development of a national strategy on its development.