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What the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Means for Security and Life Safety Companies

Dear Security Industry Association (SIA) members, On Nov. 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This infrastructure bill is the most significant U.S. investment in infrastructure in decades and includes $550 billion in funding far above baseline for many existing highway, transit, rail and other programs. SIA commends the president…

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Congress Passes Bill Requiring FCC to Limit New Authorizations for Chinese Equipment, Prohibiting Revocation

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Updated Oct. 29, 2021 On Oct. 20, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3919, the Secure Equipment Act of 2021, in a nearly unanimous vote. The bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.,) would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules it recently proposed prohibiting “equipment…

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Security Industry Association Opposes Reintroduction of Facial Recognition & Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The legislation would impose an unnecessary blanket ban and prevent government from leveraging the proven benefits of biometric and related image analytics.    SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading trade association representing security solutions providers – has announced its strong opposition to the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act, originally…

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Coalition White House Letter Opposing a Blanket Moratorium on Facial Recognition

SIA joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a group of other associations in sending a letter to President Biden expressing concern with blanket moratoriums on facial recognition and advocating for a combination of technological safeguards and policy measures to effectively mitigate any risks associated with the technology and ensure that it is developed and used responsibly.

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Security Industry Association Applauds Senate Passage and Prioritization of U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

The bipartisan bill promotes U.S. leadership in technological advancements, including biometrics, artificial intelligence and robotics.   SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends the U.S. Senate for its passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), which significantly increases investment in research and development, education and training, supply chain security and the…

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SIA Supports Tech Innovation-Focused Endless Frontier Act

Bipartisan Bill Promotes Continued U.S. Leadership in Technological Advancements SILVER SPRING, MD – The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce its full endorsement of the Endless Frontier Act (S.1260), bipartisan legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D- N.Y.) and Sen. Todd Young (R- Ind.). The Endless Frontier Act significantly increases investment in…

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Why a Uniform Privacy Law Would Be Good for the Security Industry

Compliance costs are a drag on profitability for all businesses, and security companies are no exception. As privacy laws are enacted on a state-by-state basis, complying with them will introduce new costs for all of us. As troubling are efforts to ban some of the technologies many security conscious organizations, including law enforcement, are using…

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Security Policy Brief: What Right to Repair Legislation Means for the Security Industry

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In this video, learn about several recently introduced Right to Repair bills and how SIA is engaging on behalf of members on this issue. “Right to Repair” legislation, as introduced in several states in 2021, would mandate original equipment manufacturers of digital electronic equipment to provide unauthorized repair providers with diagnostic and repair information, along…

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