Updated Privacy Impact Assessment for the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program, International Live Test - Phase II: Testing of ICAO-Compliant e-Passports from Selected Countries [open pdf - 232KB]
"This update to the Privacy Impact Assessment for US-VISIT addresses Phase II of the International Live Test. DHS evaluated the performance, both technically and operationally, of the e-Passports and reader solutions during Phase I of the International Live Test. The PIA for Phase I of the International Live Test was published in the Federal Register June 15, 2005. Phase II of the International Live Test will provide an opportunity to test basic access controls (BAC) of ICAO-compliant, international e-Passports against the selected U.S. document reader solution. The United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program is an integrated, automated entry and exit capability that records the arrival and departure of aliens (defined as any person not a citizen or national of the United States); conducts certain terrorist and criminal checks on aliens; and verifies aliens' identities through comparison of biometric identifiers from a variety of systems. US-VISIT was established in response to a number of border protection and national security legal mandates and has the following primary goals: enhance the security of our citizens and visitors; facilitate legitimate travel and trade; ensure the integrity of our immigration system; and protect the privacy of our visitors."
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