The data will be stored in the security unit for 2 years. After that, they get archived. In some cases, as in passport expiration preceding the Esta expiration, even less.
However, the DHS can store this data for an additional year. Subsequently, the data will be stored to grant their recovery in case of need. Storing limits more the personnel authorized to see such data.
As requested by the American legislation in matters of security and from the American Congress, ESTA data will be stored for 75 years, as previously executed with the module I-94W. In addition, all those ESTA modules where the application of law is required will not be stored. These cases are cases where individuals have been charged or reported, or where the ESTA application has been refused.
This all complies with the laws regulating the Customs and Border Protection.
Ernest is a web security expert. Nearing his travel to Los Angeles, he wanted to do a quick research to the discovery of how the American Authorities treat the information associated with a travel authorization.
What Ernest discovered confirmed what he himself suspected, that is:
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