DHS-wide Biometrics Programs, Issues, Detailed in Data Mining Report to Congress

DHS-wide Biometrics Programs, Issues, Detailed in Data Mining Report to Congress By Anthony Kimery The comprehensive, legally mandated new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office’s Data Mining Report to Congress provides detailed updates on modifications, additions, and other developments to numerous department-wide programs that involve extensive data mining of biometric information to support DHS’s mission to protect the homeland, and provides examples of its effectiveness. The annual audit report ensured DHS components’ employment of biometric data mining is conducted in a manner that protects privacy. The report “discusses activities…

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