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DHS/CBP/PIA-017 Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems Program


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) technologies to conduct inspections of cargo and conveyances for contraband as part of its mission to stop illicit imports to facilitate lawful travel and trade. Customs and Border Protection uses Non-Intrusive Inspection technologies to help detect and prevent contraband, including drugs, unreported currency, guns, ammunition, and other illegal merchandise, as well as inadmissible persons, from being smuggled, trafficked, or otherwise imported contrary to law, into the United States while having a minimal impact on the flow of legitimate travel and commerce. Customs and Border Protection has generally used Non-Intrusive Inspection technologies to inspect cargo and conveyances; however, Customs and Border Protection is conducting a technology demonstration to assess the feasibility of using NII technology to observe pedestrians transiting ports of entry for potential weapons or dangerous objects being carried on their person. Customs and Border Protection is updating the previously issued Non-Intrusive Inspection Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide notice and to assess the privacy risks associated with the use of the Non-Intrusive Inspection technology being deployed as part of this technology demonstration on pedestrians transiting ports of entry. October 2021

Associated SORN(s)

Attachment Ext. Size Date
DHS/CBP/PIA-017(a) Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems Program: Pedestrian Detection-at-Range PDF 527.66 KB 10/06/2021
DHS/CBP/PIA-017 Non Intrusive Inspection Systems Program - January 2014 PDF 872.17 KB 01/16/2014
Last Updated: 09/07/2022
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