US-Canada Border Streamlining Raises Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Privacy and civil liberties advocates have urged the Canadian government to take steps to protect citizens' personal information as the country works with the U.S. to streamline the border between the nations, according to a report released Monday.

The report, released by Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, summarizes the public comments the government has received since February, when the two countries announced a new initiative to ease passage and trade across the border and increase cooperation on security issues. Passage across the border has slowed...
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