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DHS/CBP/PIA-027 Southwest Border Pedestrian Exit Field Test

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) conducted the Southwest Border Pedestrian Exit Field Test from December 2015 until May 2016. The purpose of this test was to determine if collecting biometrics in conjunction with biographic data upon exit from the United States would assist CBP in matching subsequent border crossing information records with previously-collected entry records. In addition, the test would evaluate whether this particular biometrics collection would enable CBP to identify individuals who overstayed their lawful period of admission, identify persons of law enforcement or national security interest, and improve reporting and analysis of all travelers entering and exiting the United States. CBP is updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in order to provide an update on the results of the Southwest Border Pedestrian Exit Field Test, and to notify the public of its intention to extend the retention period for the personally identifiable information (PII) collected during the test until April 2020. March 2018

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/CBP-007 Border Crossing Information (BCI) System of Records
Created Date: December 3, 2015
Last Published Date: May 10, 2019
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