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DHS gives notice of a new records system for biometric data

  1. Date Announced

    April 24, 2018

    DHS proposes establishing a new system of records, Department of Homeland Security/ALL–041 External Biometric Records (EBR) System of Records. The system would allow DHS to receive, maintain, and disseminate biometric and associated biographic information from non-DHS entities, both foreign and domestic, for the following purposes: law enforcement; national security; immigration screening; border enforcement; intelligence; national defense; and background investigations relating to national security positions, credentialing, and certain positions of public trust, consistent with applicable DHS authorities." [ID #878]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 24, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: DHS

Prior Policies

Commentary

The National Immigration Law Center and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild submitted comments in response to thee new system of records, Department of Homeland Security/ALL–041 External Biometric Records (EBR) System of Records.

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