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DHS/CBP/PIA-049 CBP License Plate Reader Technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses a combination of surveillance systems, including license plate reader technology, to provide comprehensive situational awareness along the United States border to assist CBP in detecting, identifying, apprehending, and removing individuals illegally entering the United States at and between ports of entry or otherwise violating U.S. law. License plate reader technology includes commercially available technologies such as fixed and mobile license plate readers. CBP is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide public notice of this CBP-owned and operated technology, assess the privacy risks, and describe the steps CBP is taking to mitigate them. December 2017

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/CBP-007 Border Crossing Information (BCI), 81 FR 43462 (December 13, 2016)
  • DHS/CBP-011 U.S. Customs and Border Protection TECS System of Record, 73 FR 77778 (December 19, 2008)
  • DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records (BPER), 81 FR 72601 (October 20, 2016)
Last Published Date: January 5, 2018
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