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NDAA Section 889 Update: Grant Funding Eligibility for Equipment Replacement

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Since 2018, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has provided timely updates to members about implementation of “Section 889” U.S. government procurement and grant prohibitions on certain Chinese video surveillance and telecommunication equipment, as a benefit to SIA members and their customers. Today SIA provides new information that clarifies recent reports about the authorized use of…

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Guest Opinion: It’s Time for Counter-Unmanned Aerial/Aircraft Systems in the Private Sector

Protecting Our Public Space Using “Take Control” Technology In March 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new rule for the commercial drone market requiring “digital license plates” by September 2023. This move is positive, but there are many reasons why it still falls short of what our aviation governing body of the nation…

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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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An Update From the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board
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Upcoming Privacy Events, Key Legislative Developments & More: An Update From SIA’s Data Privacy Advisory Board

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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 activity and must-read articles on privacy topics. Questions and comments about any of the content can be directed to SIA Director of…

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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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Here’s What NDAA Section 889 Really Means for Federal Grants

New Federal Regulation Answers Key Questions on How Section 889 Applies to Federal Grant Funds What SIA Members Need to Know: Federal grant recipients are simply prohibited from using grant funds for covered equipment and services. Restrictions only impact use of federal grant funds. New grants prioritize replacing with alternative equipment. OMB revised the regulation…

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COVID-19 Raises Many Privacy Questions

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The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately brought about an explosion of cyber scams, with bad actors preying on fear, uncertainty and doubt. But it’s also raising some big challenges regarding data privacy because of both the escalated cyber threat and the direct effects of the outbreak itself. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) recently held…

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