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Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security

Created in response to the September 11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a broad federal agency encompassing 22 separate agencies in a single organization. The Department of Homeland Security is a civilian and domestic counterpart to the Department of Defense and is responsible for preparing for and preventing domestic emergencies, including terrorism. With more than 200,000 employees, DHS is the third-largest Cabinet department. EFF has engaged in many FOIA requests and lawsuits against the Department of Homeland Security and its various child agencies, which include the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Patrol, Immigration Customs Enforcement, and others.

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DHS

Customs and Border Protection Response to EFF's February 2018 Letter on Biometric Identification Proposals

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Privacy Office, and Office of Field Operations invited privacy stakeholders—including EFF and the ACLU of Northern California—to participate in a briefing and update on how the CBP is...

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