DEEP DIVE: CBP’s Social Media Surveillance Poses Risks to Free Speech and Privacy Rights

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and one of its component agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), released a Privacy Impact Assessment [.pdf] on CBP’s practice of monitoring social media to enhance the agency’s “situational awareness.” As we’ve argued in relation to other government social media surveillance programs, this practice endangers the free speech and privacy rights of Americans.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/deep-dive-cbps-social-media-surveillance-poses-risks-free-speech-and-privacy