Homeland Security Presidential Directive 24: Biometrics for Identification of Screening to Enhance National Security. June 5, 2008
The White House Office of the Press Secretary issued this Homeland Security Presidential Directive on Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security. This directive establishes a framework to ensure that Federal executive departments and agencies use mutually compatible methods and procedures in the collection, storage, use, analysis, and sharing of biometric and associated biographic and contextual information of individuals in a lawful and appropriate manner, while respecting their information privacy and other legal rights under United States law (Bush, 2008).
One important impact this directive haas had on the U.S since 9/11, since that now it is possible for one’s information to be shared between federal agencies, it is possible store someone’s information and be retrieved anywhere in the country if the person is wanted. Also this had permitted to track down or stop terrorist who are wanted from coming into the country, and pass through the screening process without being caught.