#CyberFLASH: Privacy advocates concerned over new Canada-U.S. data-sharing system

Border-300x199The Canadian and American governments will begin compiling a database of residents’ comings and goings from each country this spring – and some critics say the new data-sharing program amounts to a massive-scale invasion of privacy.

The next phase of the Beyond the Border Action Plan will see Canadians’ movement and biographic data tracked and collected by border officials by June 30 of this year.

“What it means is that your movements as a Canadian go into the great database to count the number of days in and out of Canada,” immigration lawyer and policy analyst Richard Kurland told CTV News. “No one has ever before been able to count those days in government. Now they can.

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