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Opinion: Border Plan Means More Data Collection

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY

December 17, 2010

A flurry of articles have been published this week concerning a border security agreement being developed between the Canadian and U.S. governments. "One of the obvious concerns is privacy and the sharing of Canadian information with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security," says a Calgary Herald editorial. The "Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Competitiveness" deal is expected to be signed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama in January. A Toronto Star editorial says that under the deal "considerably more personal information would be collected on Canadian citizens for handover to U.S. security agencies."
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