Legislation

Read: Maine Enacts Toughest Facial Recognition Ban in U.S.

Maine Enacts Toughest Facial Recognition Ban in U.S.

Maine’s bill also gives citizens the ability to sue the state if they have been unjustifiably targeted by facial recognition technology.

Read: New Texas Law Changes How Active Shooter Drills Are Done in Schools

New Texas Law Changes How Active Shooter Drills Are Done in Schools

A portion of the new law says active shooter drills should consider the impact on students’ mental health.

Read: $18B in VA Hospital Improvements Pledged in Biden Infrastructure Plan

$18B in VA Hospital Improvements Pledged in Biden Infrastructure Plan

The VA medical facility improvements are part of the president’s $2.25 trillion ‘American Jobs Plan.’

Read: New Law Limits Ways Montana Universities Can Regulate Guns on Campus

New Law Limits Ways Montana Universities Can Regulate Guns on Campus

HB 102 will limit how colleges can regulate gun possession on campus, but also pose safety and constitutional concerns.

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.

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