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DHS/USCG/PIA-002 USCG "Biometrics at Sea"

The Coast Guard enforces United States immigration statutes and regulations at ports, at sea, and around the world. USCG implemented the Biometrics At Sea System (BASS) on 23 of its cutters in the District 7 Area of Responsibility (AOR)  to screen individuals attempting to enter the United States illegally via maritime routes. USCG uses BASS to collect and send biometric information to DHS’s Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), a repository of biometric and associated biographic data used for, among other purposes, national security, law enforcement, and immigration and border management. USCG is updating this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to modernize its biometric submission and response architecture and to mitigate risks associated with the processes to expand the collection, use, and maintenance of biometrics collected from individuals interdicted by the Coast Guard.

Associated SORN:  DHS/USCG-031 USCG Law Enforcement (ULE)

Last Published Date: December 9, 2016
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