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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 ComponentCollects PII about:
Chief Human Capital OfficeEmployees
Federal Emergency Management AgecyDisaster Survivors
Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security AdministrationTravelers
Immigration and Customs EnforcementCriminal investigrations and immigration enforcement
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesAsylum seekers and residents
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security AgencyCritical 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 Updated: 01/04/2021
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