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DHS/ALL/PIA-064 Preventing and Combating Serious Crime (PCSC) Agreements - Greece and Italy

In 2009, the United States entered into two separate Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Serious Crime Agreements (PCSC Agreements) with the Hellenic Republic (Greece) and the Italian Republic (Italy). PCSC Agreements permit the United States and its partner countries to cooperatively exchange biometric and biographic data in the course of preventing and combating serious crimes and terrorist activities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) owns and maintains the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), which is responsible for processing automated fingerprint queries to determine if a person of interest encountered by a partner country has also been encountered by DHS. While existing PCSC agreements between DHS and its partners allow for the exchange of criminal justice data, the agreements with Greece and Italy also enable DHS to share non-criminal justice data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The DHS Privacy Office is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to identify risks and mitigations associated with this information sharing, and to discuss the legal and policy justifications for sharing non-criminal justice data from the USCIS with Greece and Italy under the Greece and Italy PCSC Agreements, for purposes of immigration vetting and criminal justice, including border enforcement processes. April 2018

Created Date: April 6, 2018
Last Published Date: May 10, 2019
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