U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun a new DNA-collection pilot program for individuals taken into custody at U.S. borders, Mashable reports. According to a Department of Homeland Security privacy impact assessment, CBP will collect fingerprints of detainees ages 14 and up to be added to a Federal Bureau of Investigation database. The PIA also indicated "there is a risk of over collection of information," particularly in the case of young children innocent of any crimes. The pilot will be deployed in five phases over three years, starting with ports in Michigan and Texas.
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