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The SAFETY ACT for Liability Protection


If your company's products or services have anti-terrorism prevention or mitigation capabilities, they may be eligible for legal liability protections.

The "SAFETY Act" is the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002. It provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies - whether they are products or services. Its goal is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services through these protections.

The act defines an "anti-terrorism technology" as any technology that is designed, developed, modified or procured for the specific purpose of preventing, detecting, identifying, or deterring acts of terrorism or limiting the harm such acts might otherwise cause. The act provides two levels of liability protection.

For a handy reference, download this one-page fact sheet. More information on the history, purpose and progress of the SAFETY Act is available here. Note the FAQs on top and the Approved Product List on the left.

Last Published Date: July 30, 2012
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