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DHS/ICE/PIA-054 ICE Use of Facial Recognition Services


Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is focused on countering domestic and transnational crimes. In the course of its investigations, HSI routinely encounters digital images of potential victims or individuals suspected of crimes but cannot connect those images to identifiable information through existing investigative means and methods. HSI, therefore, submits those images to government agencies and commercial vendors to compare against their digital image galleries via facial recognition processes. The agencies and vendors query their databases for potential matches and return lists of potential candidate matches that HSI can use to produce investigative leads. HSI is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the use of these facial recognition services (FRS) requires the collection, maintenance, and use of personally identifiable information (PII). May 2020

Associated SORN(s):

  • DHS/ICE-009 External Investigations
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DHS/ICE/PIA-054 ICE Use of Facial Recognition Services - May 2020 PDF 383.45 KB 05/14/2020
Last Updated: 03/31/2023
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