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DHS establishes new CBP database and proposes privacy exemptions

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 21, 2017

    DHS has established a new records system, DHS/CBP–024 CBP Intelligence Records System (CIRS), which includes raw intelligence information collected by CBP’s Office of Intelligence (OI), public source information, and information initially collected by CBP. This information is analyzed and incorporated into intelligence products. Information stored in the DHS/CBP–024 CIRS System of Records may be shared with other DHS components. In the notice, DHS proposes to exempt the database from certain Privacy Act provisions due to "criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements." This exemption allows DHS to refrain from disclosing some held information that individuals request about themselves. [ID #865]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 21, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    December 27, 2018

    DHS issues a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of the ‘‘DHS/CBP–024 CBP Intelligence Records System (CIRS) System of Records’’ from certain provisions of the Privacy Act because of "criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements."

    Federal Register: Notice of Privacy Act Exemption for System of Records-- DHS/CBP–024 Intelligence Records System (CIRS)
  4. Subsequent Action

    December 14, 2020

    CBP announced a proposed modification and reissuance of the “DHS/CBP–024 CBP Intelligence Records System” (CIRS) system of records. In particular, CBP is updating and reissuing this existing system of records to provide additional transparency regarding the publicly available landowner records CBP receives from state and local jurisdictions or may access via a commercial data provider. CBP is clarifying that it receives publicly available landowner information from local jurisdictions and commercial providers. CBP is also clarifying that individuals covered by the system may include individuals not implicated in activities in violation of laws enforced or administered by CBP but with pertinent knowledge of some circumstance of a case or record subject. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. The modified system will be effective Jan. 13, 2021, when comments are also due.

    CBP Notice of Proposed Modification of CIRS System of Records

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