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Route 91 Harvest Festival Mass Shooting Incident - October 1, 2017
According to recent court filings, entities involved in litigation relating to the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting incident have cited the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. §§ 441-444 (the “SAFETY Act”). The SAFETY Act provides liability protections relating to the deployment of “qualified anti-terrorism technologies” in defense against, response to, or recovery from an “act of terrorism.” Pursuant to 6 U.S.C. § 444(2), the Secretary of Homeland Security possesses the authority to determine whether an act was an “act of terrorism” for purposes of the SAFETY Act. To date, the Secretary of Homeland Security has not made any such determination regarding the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting incident. The matter is currently under review within the Department of Homeland Security.

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  What is the SAFETY Act?

The SAFETY Act provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies - whether they are products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections.

SAFETY Act Consultation and Assistance:
The SAFETY Act liability protections apply to a wide range of anti-terrorism products, systems, and services. A private sector entity must apply for protections for the Department of Homeland Security to determine if their offering is a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology. The Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI) encourages the private sector to engage with our office prior to submitting a full application.

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For more details, see the SAFETY Act Final Rule ; Confidentiality of Information .

 
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