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DHS proposes rule to exempt a new External Biometric Records System of Records from Privacy Act

  1. Original Date Announced

    April 24, 2018

    DHS proposes rule to exempt portions of a new DHS/ALL-041 External Biometric Records system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements. DHS has developed this system of records to receive, maintain, and disseminate biometric and associated biometric information from non-DHS entities for the purpose of 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. [ID #879]

    Federal Register: Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-041 Biometric Records (EBR) System of Records

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Actions: Forms and Information Collection Rule
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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Trump-Era Policy Documents

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