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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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Coalitions seeks delay on NDAA Section 889 "Part B" pending clarification
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SIA and Other Leading Associations Request Clarification and Delay of Implementation of “Part B” NDAA Contractor-Related Restriction

To avoid additional disruption, associations believe clarification is needed on the scope of the restriction – part of the federal procurement prohibition on certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment – before it is implemented. On April 15, the Security Industry Association (SIA) joined other leading industry associations in circulating a letter urging Congress to delay…

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Lawmakers Note Agreement, Differences on Data Privacy

At a Jan. 28 event in Washington, D.C., a Republican senator said that data privacy is his “favorite issue,” two Democratic congresswomen said there is “a sense of urgency” regarding the topic and a Republican congresswoman said a bipartisan bill “needs to happen.” But none of the lawmakers indicated that a bill is likely to…

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SIA-Supported Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Bill Passes U.S. House of Representatives

H.R. 1618 will provide assistance for purchasing and installing residential carbon monoxide detectors. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives’ passing of H.R. 1618, the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019 – a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.). SIA…

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