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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operates the e3 portal (“e3”), which serves as the CBP portal to collect and transmit data related to law enforcement activities to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement Integrated Database (EID) and the DHS Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT). e3 collects and transmits biographic, encounter, and biometric data for identification and verification of individuals encountered at the border and checkpoints for CBP’s law enforcement and immigration mission. CBP is updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to notify the public of enhancements to e3 impacting personally identifiable information (PII), including: the new Border Enforcement Secondary Tool (BEST) for conducting secondary inspections at United States Border Patrol (USBP) Checkpoints; Subject Identification Tracking Devices (SID) to help track and log custodial actions of aliens in USBP custody; information technology modernization of the e3 system, known as “e3 NextGen;” and various new forms to ensure the safety and welfare of those in CBP custody. August 2020

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records System of Records (BPER)
Created Date: August 11, 2020
Last Published Date: August 11, 2020
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