An Update From the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board
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What the Proposed Federal Privacy Law Could Mean for Businesses

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SIA’s Data Privacy Advisory Board shares updates on the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, plus new efforts from the advisory board. In this month’s update from the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board, get the most current information on advisory board projects and events, then see updates on the latest privacy developments, legislative and regulatory…

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As Cities Face Violent Crime Surge, Tide Is Changing on Use of Facial Recognition

New Orleans Reverses Decision to Ban Facial Recognition as Law Enforcement Faces High Murder Rate Updated July 29, 2022 On Thursday, July 21, the city council of New Orleans, Louisiana, approved an ordinance that restores use of facial recognition technology tools to aid criminal investigations by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), though under new…

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SIA 2022 Legislators of the Year: Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax)
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Security Industry Association Announces 2022 Winners of the SIA Legislator of the Year Award

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Virginia Del. Jay Leftwich and Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell will be honored for their leadership in advancing landmark biometrics legislation at the 2022 SIA GovSummit. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Virginia Del. Jay Leftwich, Jr. (R-Chesapeake) and Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) as the 2022 recipients of the SIA Legislator of…

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U.S. States and Cities Rethinking Bans, Setting Rules for Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition

On April 27, 2022, a bill was enacted in Virginia to replace the state’s complete ban on local law enforcement use of facial recognition technology with a comprehensive set of rules for its use. Virginia is only the latest and largest jurisdiction where policymakers are rethinking blanket bans and seeking to establish guardrails ensuring the…

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Security Industry Association Expresses Support, Feedback on Senate and House Innovation and Competition Legislation Ahead of Conference

USICA and the COMPETES Act are both bipartisan bills that will bolster U.S. leadership in technological advancements and emerging technologies, including biometrics, artificial intelligence and robotics. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has expressed its support for and feedback on S. 1260, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), and H.R. 4521, the America…

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How the FY22 Appropriations Bill Impacts Security Companies

President Biden has signed an appropriations bill funding several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice. Security Industry Association (SIA) members who actively participate in or are considering participation in the federal marketplace should pay close attention to funding amounts since it could impact future…

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