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Examples of PII Collection at DHS

DHS collects PII for immigration, law enforcement, public safety and security purposes, and to provide benefits to individuals.

DHS Component Collects PII about:
Chief Human Capital Office Employees
Federal Emergency Management Agecy Disaster Survivors
Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration Travelers
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Criminal investigrations and immigration enforcement
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Asylum seekers and residents
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Critical infrastructure protection


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DHS Components collect a wide range of PII for reasons varying from national security to the distribution of disaster relief funds.

To give you a sense of the magnitude of the PII handled by DHS, every day we collect and safeguard PII on over 3 million domestic and international travelers. And that’s just one example.

Last Published Date: January 4, 2021

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