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|
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.