Privacy Impact Assessment Update for the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program, International Live Test - Phase III Testing of ICAO-Compliant e-Passports   [open pdf - 184KB]

"In response to the requirements of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002, as amended, (Border Security Act), all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries must implement programs to issue International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) compliant, biometrically enabled e-Passports to their citizens. In addition, all United States ports of entry (POE) must have the capability to biometrically compare and authenticate these e-Passports, as well as visas, travel, and entry documents issued to aliens by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of State. This document is an update of the International Live Test Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), dated June 15, 2005, and updated December 22, 2005. The original PIA contains the complete analysis of privacy issues around the live test of the readers. The December update included enhancements to the test to cover the testing of basic access controls of the e-Passports and certain changes to the composition and logistics of the testing. The only change being made in this current update for Phase III is an extension of time to afford DHS the additional opportunity to continue testing the readers until the deployment of the selected reader solution begins. At that time, a PIA describing the full deployment of the selected reader solution will be published."

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