When appropriate, information in AMOSS may be included in a Memorandum of Information Received (MOIR) in TECS (DHS/CBP-011--U.S. Customs and Border Protection TECS (
DHS may share with appropriate federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, foreign, or international government agencies when DHS determines that the receiving component has a need to know the information to carry out national security, law enforcement, immigration, intelligence, or other functions consistent with the routine uses set forth in this system of records notice. AMOSS also has users from the
As part of the AMOC's law enforcement and general aviation security mission, non-PII aircraft positional data may be shared with other foreign, federal, state, and local agencies. Upon request, AMOSS also supports domestic operations in conjunction with other domestic law enforcement agencies by tracking domestic flights.
The collection of information in AMOSS is authorized primarily by the following authorities: 6 U.S.C. 202; the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, including 19 U.S.C. 1590; 19 U.S.C. 2075(b)(2)(B)(3); the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C.
DHS is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, elsewhere in the
II. Privacy Act
The Privacy Act embodies fair information practice principles in a statutory framework governing the means by which federal government agencies collects, maintains, uses, and disseminates individuals' records. The Privacy Act applies to information that is maintained in a "system of records." A "system of records" is a group of any records under the control of an agency from which information is retrieved by the name of an individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual. In the Privacy Act, an individual is defined to encompass U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. As a matter of policy, DHS extends administrative Privacy Act protections to all individuals when systems of records maintain information on U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and visitors.
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