Legislation

Read: More than 1,000 Parents Sign Open Letter Calling for a Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools

More than 1,000 Parents Sign Open Letter Calling for a Ban on Facial Recognition in Schools

The letter is a part of a new effort by Fight for the Future, the digital rights group behind BanFacialRecognition.com that will specifically focus on K-12 schools.

Read: U.S. Colleges Asking Federal, State Governments to Block COVID-19 Lawsuits

U.S. Colleges Asking Federal, State Governments to Block COVID-19 Lawsuits

Because the liability exposures to college campuses are so significant, institutions are asking both the federal and state governments to pass legislation that would shield them from legal claims related to COVID-19.

Read: Security Industry Association Makes Case Against Facial Recognition Ban

Security Industry Association Makes Case Against Facial Recognition Ban

A proposed bill would impose a blanket ban on most federal use of nearly all biometric and related image analytics technologies. Below, SIA makes its case for why the ban should not be passed.

Read: Pandemic Inflicting Tough Financial Losses on U.S. Colleges and Universities

Pandemic Inflicting Tough Financial Losses on U.S. Colleges and Universities

Institutions of higher education are losing revenue due to campus closures.

Read: Clery Center’s Response to ‘Clery Act Wastes College and University Resources’

Clery Center’s Response to ‘Clery Act Wastes College and University Resources’

The previous article that criticizes the Clery Act misrepresents the purpose and function of the law’s requirements.

Read: Wisconsin Governor Signs Student Safety and Support Legislation

Wisconsin Governor Signs Student Safety and Support Legislation

The newly signed bills cover suicide prevention, mental health and seclusion and restraints.

Read: Opinion: Clery Act Wastes College and University Resources

Opinion: Clery Act Wastes College and University Resources

The intent of the law was to provide transparency, not to require that schools jump through hoops or be subject to ill-informed and very harmful conclusions.

Read: Governors Ask Congress to Authorize Cybersecurity Funding

Governors Ask Congress to Authorize Cybersecurity Funding

The National Governors Association is calling on Congress to pass legislation to strengthen cybersecurity preparedness and response at the state and local levels.

Read: N.C. School Employees Must Now Be Trained to Spot Sex Trafficking, Abuse

N.C. School Employees Must Now Be Trained to Spot Sex Trafficking, Abuse

The training should cover prevention, how sexual predators groom their victims, warning signs, how to intervene, legal responsibilities and resources that can provide assistance.

Read: California Mandates Later Start Times at Middle Schools and High Schools

California Mandates Later Start Times at Middle Schools and High Schools

California is the first state in the nation to mandate that schools start later so students can get more sleep.

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