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DHS/CBP/PIA-014 Centralized Area Video Surveillance System

Centralized Area Video Surveillance System (CAVSS), a system of cameras and separate microphones recording video and audio, respectively, furthers U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mission by collecting and maintaining video images and audio recordings of persons involved in any incidents or disturbances related to law enforcement at the border, including secondary inspections, while seeking entry or admission into the United States. Customs and Border Protection conducted this Privacy Impact Assessment because CAVSS uses information technology to collect, maintain, and disseminate personally identifiable information in the form of video and audio recordings. 

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