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On The Editor's Desk

Turning the tide on facial recognition bans?

July 14, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

If you are just reading the headlines, or watching the latest “breaking news” reports – is there ever not breaking news? – you’d think the latest round of bans of facial recognition technology (Maryland and even my beloved Maine are the latest two!) is creating momentum in that direction, but, fortunately, that is not the case! In fact, with the help of advocacy groups within our very own security industry, including the Security Industry Association (SIA), we are...

facial recognition technology, Jake Parker, privacy, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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Maine joins list of states to ban facial recognition technology

General News

Maine joins list of states to ban facial recognition technology

July 9, 2021SSN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine—Maine recently passed a bill into law creating one of the strictest statewide regulations on the use of facial recognition technology, as it joins several states to ban the technology just in the last few months. Many within the security industry, including the Security Industry Association (SIA), have lobbied strongly against such bans, mainly in an effort to bring greater awareness of the benefits and security, especially in regard to privacy, when using the...

facial recognition technology, privacy, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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Cybersecurity

Putting the SHIELD Act and CCPA into perspective

January 29, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Jan. 1, two new statutes — the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act), a consumer privacy statute, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a cyber-breach notification statute — went into effect, changing the way some security professionals do business.“While the CCPA is regarded as the most comprehensive consumer privacy statute passed in the nation to date, the SHIELD Act is generally regarded as the nation's strictest...

California Consumer Privacy Act, CCPA, Cybersecurity, Data privacy, privacy, Scott Talbott, Scott Watnik, SHIELD Act


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Also Noted

Hanwha's top five video surveillance trends for 2020

December 20, 2019SSN Staff

TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions announced its top five key trend predictions for the security industry in 2020. “Advancement in technologies such as AI, IoT and cloud will support new use cases in conjunction with existing devices and solutions to meet customers' needs in various verticals, expanding the horizon of our industry,” Soonhong Ahn, president and CEO, Hanwha Techwin said in the announcement. “However,...

AI, artificial intelligence, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Hannah, Hanwha Techwin, network video surveillance, privacy, video surveillance


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Monitoring Matters

The debate continues: do video doorbells invade privacy?

September 18, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

As a security journalist, I hate to admit that I'm a bit torn on the whole privacy vs. security of video doorbells and whether it's unethical or not. I mean, I should take a stand, right? Either I support video doorbells or I don't but, I really do see both sides of this hot debate. Here's an example: My mom lives alone and is a very spry 73-year-old who is quite capable of looking through the peephole of her door to see who's knocking on it. However, should someone cover her peephole, having a video...

privacy, video doorbell, video surveillance


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General News

Despite privacy concerns, readers bullish on biometrics

August 23, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—With the debate on biometrics and data privacy heating up, and more and more states seeking to regulate the collection, use and retention of biometric data, this month's News Poll focuses on the future of biometrics and its role in security.Interestingly, despite privacy concerns, readers are bullish on biometrics. While a whopping 94 percent of respondents feel there should be biometric laws in place, an overwhelming number, 76 percent, think facial recognition will continue...

biometrics, facial recognition, Identity, News Poll, privacy


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Monitoring Matters

Discovered at DEFCON 27: automated license plate readers (ALPRs) being hoodwinked by clothing

August 14, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

It seems Joe Public is shouting “privacy here, privacy there, privacy everywhere,” as people are pushing back against certain technologies that could, or people believe could, misidentify them and track, monitor and record their actions, or be the catalyst to their personal information and identity being stolen. It's a double-edged sword really; people want to use the technology to ensure safety and security, but at the same time, they want no interference with their privacy. It's all...

ALPR, automated license plate reader, Data privacy, DEFCON, License Plate Readers, LPR, privacy


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