Magazine article Security Management

U.S. State Legislation

Magazine article Security Management

U.S. State Legislation

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Financial privacy. A bill (S.B. 590) that would have required banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions to get customer permission before sharing that patrons information has been rejected in committee. Currently, privacy is protected by an opt-out system in which information can be shared unless a customer says it may not.


Convenience stores. A bill (H.B. 1190) under consideration by Minnesota lawmakers would require that specific security measures be implemented by owners of convenience stores.

Store owners would be required to install color CCTV cameras with auto-iris control. Cameras would be trained on entrances, exits, and cash register areas. The bill also stipulates the minimum resolution and illumination. Owners would be required to use the camera system with a multiplexer.

CCTV feeds stored on VHS tape would have to be recorded on a commercial-quality recorder. The recorder would be required to have a time and date stamp and be stored in a secure location. …

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