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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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Physical Security Vertical Market Assessment: Health Care

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This vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in health care, examining market drivers and barriers for the health care vertical, the role of security technology and biometrics in helping health organizations combat the pandemic and legislation and regulations impacting the health care sector.

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SIA Weighs In on Biometrics and Facial Recognition Legislation

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has kicked off the 2021 legislative cycle by testifying at public hearings on biometric and facial recognition technologies in three states and the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. SIA supports safeguards ensuring responsible use and sensible privacy protections, while rejecting blanket bans or unbalanced restrictions of these technologies. Introduced in the…

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