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Top Intel Dem Demands Answers from CBP on Security of Biometric Data

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Monday demanded more information about two recent data breaches of sensitive biometric information, including one that affected U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

In a letter to acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee detailed his concerns about a cyberattack on a CBP contractor in June that involved the theft of more than 100,000 images of travelers and the exposure of sensitive data.

“It is absolutely critical that federal agencies and industry improve their track records, especially when handling and processing biometric data,” Warner wrote. “Americans deserve to have their sensitive data secured, regardless of whether it is being handled by a first or a third-party.”

Read more at The Hill

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