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DHS-CBP-PIA-022 Border Surveillance Systems (BSS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Surveillance Systems (BSS) are a combination of surveillance systems deployed to provide comprehensive situational awareness along the United States border to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in detecting, identifying, apprehending, and removing individuals illegally entering the United States at and between ports of entry or otherwise violating U.S. law. BSS includes commercially available technologies such as fixed and mobile video surveillance systems, range finders, thermal imaging devices, radar, ground sensors, and radio frequency sensors. CBP conducted this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because the BSS collect and process personally identifiable information, including video images, photographs, radio frequency emissions, and location information.  In addition, the Secure Border Initiative-net (SBInet) Program PIA, which addresses the SBInet Southern Border and Northern Border Projects, will be retired upon publication of this PIA.

Last Update Date: 
Wed, 09/10/2014
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