Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office: 2017 Data Mining Report to Congress [open pdf - 927KB]
From the Foreword: "I am pleased to present the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) 2017 Data Mining Report to Congress. The Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007, 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-3, requires DHS to report annually to Congress on DHS activities that meet the Act's definition of data mining. For each identified activity, the Act requires DHS to provide the following: (1) a thorough description of the activity and the technology and methodology used; (2) the sources of data used; (3) an analysis of the activity's efficacy; (4) the legal authorities supporting the activity; and (5) an analysis of the activity's impact on privacy and the protections in place to protect privacy. This is the twelfth comprehensive DHS Data Mining Report and the tenth report prepared pursuant to the Act. Two annexes to this report, which include Law Enforcement Sensitive information and Sensitive Security Information, are being provided separately to Congress as required by the Act. With the creation of DHS, Congress authorized the Department to engage in data mining and the use of other analytical tools in furtherance of Departmental goals and objectives. Consistent with the rigorous compliance process it applies to all DHS programs and systems, the DHS Privacy Office works closely with the programs discussed in this report to ensure that they employ data mining in a manner that both supports the Department's mission to protect the homeland and protects privacy."
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/