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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-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.

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-092 Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative (IMMVI)

    On February 2, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14012, Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans. In support of Executive Order 14012, on July 2, 2021, the Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a new joint initiative, the Immigrant Military Members and Veterans Initiative (IMMVI). This initiative was formed to support the Nation’s noncitizen service members, and their immediate family members, and directed DHS and the VA to identify and prioritize the return of current and former U.S. military members, and their immediate family members, who were removed from the United States, to ensure they receive the benefits to which they may be entitled. 

  • DHS/USCIS/PIA-086 Employee Production Reporting Tools (EPRT)

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses multiple reporting tools, collectively referred to as Employee Production Reporting Tools (EPRT), to support the DHS workforce performance management program and promote a culture that values high quality performance. USCIS is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because Employee Production Reporting Tools collects, uses, and maintains the personally identifiable information (PII) of members of the public.

  • DHS/TSA/PIA-051 Travel Document Checker Automation - Digital Identity Technology Pilots

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that aviation passengers verify their identity at TSA checkpoints. Typically, this is accomplished by the presentation of a physical identity document (ID) to the Travel Document Checker Officer. TSA is exploring the acceptance of digital IDs (a digital representation of a passenger’s physical ID on a digital device) to provide passengers with a secure, efficient, and touchless experience. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is conducted pursuant to Section 222 of the Homeland Security Act to address privacy risks in the use of digital IDs in the identity verification process at the checkpoint. January 2022

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  • DHS/TSA/PIA-050 Amtrak Rail Passenger Threat Assessment

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for security in all modes of transportation, including surface modes such as rail. Amtrak is a national passenger rail operator managing more than 300 trains a day to more than 500 destinations in the United States and Canada. To assess the operating environment from a risk perspective, Amtrak has requested that TSA assess the use of Amtrak trains by known or suspected terrorists. To conduct the assessment, Amtrak will provide TSA with rail passenger personally identifiable information (PII) collected over the course of several months for TSA to match against the Threat Screening Center’s (TSC) Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), commonly known as the “watchlist.” TSA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) pursuant to the E-Government Act of 2002 because this assessment entails a new receipt of personally identifiable information on members of the public for watchlist matching.

  • DHS/ICE/PIA-060 ICE Pilot on Use of Body Worn Cameras

    ICE is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to evaluate the privacy risks associated with the potential use of Body Worn Camera technology on a wider scale and to address any issues related to the product selection, collection, retention, and storage of the information collected from Body Worn Camera usage.

  • DHS/OIG/PIA-003 Data Analytics Cloud System

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for conducting and supervising independent and objective audits, inspections, and investigations of Department of Homeland Security’s programs and operations. The Office of Inspector General’s Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) established the Data Analytics Cloud System (DACS) to ingest, store, manage, and analyze information necessary for these audits, inspections, and investigations, as well as information necessary to improve Office of Inspector General’s operational effectiveness and efficiency. The Office of the Chief Data Officer acquires, integrates, and analyzes large volumes of data from Department of Homeland Security systems, other government agencies, public sources, and vendors that frequently include personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive PII (SPII).