CBP Didn't Fully Document Response To Breach, GAO Says

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By Alyssa Aquino (December 17, 2021, 6:15 PM EST) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection didn’t properly document all the steps it took in response to security breaches that exposed people’s identifying information, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

CBP didn’t provide a U.S. Department of Homeland Security incident database with updated data on the type of information potentially exposed amid security breaches, and the agency didn’t fully explain why it chose not to inform affected individuals of the incidents, the federal watchdog reported Thursday.

“Until DHS follows through on ensuring that components fully implement key privacy and remediation activities, [personally identifying information] is at increased risk…

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