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DHS/CBP/PIA-014 Centralized Area Video Surveillance System


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses the Centralized Area Video Surveillance System (CAVSS), a system of cameras and separate microphones recording video and audio, respectively, to collect and maintain video images and audio recordings of persons involved in any incidents or disturbances related to DHS/CBP law enforcement at the border, including inspection areas, while seeking entry or admission into the United States. CAVSS collects, maintains, and disseminates personally identifiable information (PII) in the form of video and audio recordings. CBP is updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to document the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) approved records retention schedule for CAVSS. October 2023

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/ALL-023 Department of Homeland Security Personnel Security Management
  • DHS/ALL-024 Department of Homeland Security Facility and Perimeter Access Control and Visitor Management
  • DHS/ALL-025 Law Enforcement Authority in Support of the Protection of Property Owned, Occupied, or Secured by the Department of Homeland Security System of Records
  • DHS/CBP-011 TECS
  • DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records
  • DHS/CBP-024 Intelligence Records System (CIRS) System of Records
Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/CBP/PIA-014(b) Centralized Area Video Surveillance System (CAVSS) - October 2023 PDF 350.95 KB 10/04/2023
DHS/CBP/PIA-014(a) Centralized Area Video Surveillance System (CAVSS) - June 2018 PDF 393.05 KB
Centralized Area Video Surveillance System (CAVSS), May 24, 2013 PDF 4.74 MB
Last Updated: 12/26/2023
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