U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Government Website

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Safely connect using HTTPS

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Breadcrumb

  1. Home
  2. News
  3. Publications Library
  4. Privacy

Privacy

The DHS Privacy Office is responsible for evaluating the Department programs, systems, and initiatives for potential privacy impacts, and providing strategies to reduce the privacy impact.

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-094 Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) Case Request System

    The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program is a United States (U.S.) government program initiated in January 2019 pursuant to Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Under MPP, the United States returns certain citizens and non-Mexican nationals to Mexico while their U.S. removal proceedings are pending. The MPP Case Request System provides an avenue for individuals to initiate a review of their enrollment in MPP if they believe they should not be included in the program.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-052 Checkpoint Information Management Web Application

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) performs a wide variety of transportation security functions, including, among others, the physical screening of transportation passengers and transportation sector workers. The traveling public often notices transportation security functions at TSA airport security checkpoints, but they also occur at other locations such as airport gates, airport worker sterile area access points, and national security events. To promote efficiency and uniformity in the reporting of incidents, TSA has developed a web application accessible from TSA-issued devices, the Checkpoint Information Management (CIM) Web Application, to permit the electronic submission of incident reports.

  • DHS/OBIM/PIA-005 Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)-National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) Data Transfer

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), through the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), which will be replaced with the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology System (HART), is the Congressionally designated lead provider of biometric identity services for the Department. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life. DHS and NIST, in support of efforts to increase the accuracy of OBIM’s biometric matching, entered into an Interagency Agreement (IAA or Agreement) for research, development, testing, and evaluation activities.

  • Collection Use Retention and Dissemination Personally Identifiable Information

    This Instruction provides guidance on responsibilities and procedures regarding the collection, use, retention and dissemination of personally identifiable information.  

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-093 Hummingbird

    On August 29, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead implementation of ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside the United States in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the United States. Leadership of the program is transitioning from the Department of State (State) to DHS. In order to support its OAW responsibilities, DHS will use the Hummingbird application as a tool for tracking, screening, processing, and resettling individuals coming from Afghanistan who prior to arrival are neither U.S. citizens nor lawful permanent residents.

  • DHS/CBP/PIA-072 Unified Immigration Portal (UIP)

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Unified Immigration Portal (UIP) provides agencies involved in the immigration process a means to view and access certain information from each of the respective agencies from a single portal in near real time (as the information is entered into the source systems). CBP is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide notice of implementation of the UIP and assess the privacy risks and mitigations for the UIP.

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-009 Web Time & Attendance System

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHO) has procured a COTS application and customized it to meet DHS standard requirements. This system is designed to implement an enterprise system that can efficiently automate the timesheet collection process and provide robust reporting features and a labor distribution capability.

  • DPIAC April Meeting Materials

    Materials for the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee held a public meeting on April 26, 2022.

  • DPIAC February Meeting Materials

    Materials for the February 22, 2022 DPIAC

  • DHS/S&T/PIA-043 S&T Operations and Requirements Analysis Division

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS, or the Department) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Operations and Requirements Analysis Division (ORA) provides analytical expertise by conducting capabilities, requirements, operations, and alternatives analyses to maximize efficiency and effectiveness for the Homeland Security Enterprise. S&T ORA uses Systems of Systems Operational Analytics, hereinafter referred to as SoSOA, a virtual, web-based environment that meets DHS and Homeland Security Enterprise critical mission and operational needs, to help DHS improve its structured analytics, data integration, and data collaboration. S&T is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because ORA uses systems, such as SoSOA, containing personally identifiable information (PII) and privacy-sensitive information to perform analysis and to assess the privacy risks associated with the use, maintenance, dissemination, and disposal of privacy-sensitive data stored in systems or cloud environments and used to make operational decisions.