It appears Ottawa wants to share your information with federal departments in the United States. The Toronto Star is reporting that a new data exchange program will allow Canadian border officials to share the data they collect on you with officials in the U.S.
Ottawa and Washington will start exchanging citizens’ travel and biographic information this summer according to the report.
The Canadian Border Services Agency has confirmed the new program with the Toronto Star and said the data collected would only be passed on in accordance with strict rules.
The personal information collected is expected to include your name, date of birth, nationality, sex, document information and the port of entry.
Immigration policy analyst Richard Kurland is quoted in the paper raising concerns over Canadians’ privacy. “With this system, it is a blank cheque to the Big Brother. Where you go and when you go becomes government property.”