US, Canada Border Pact Threatens Privacy: Report

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT) -- A security and trade initiative between the U.S. and Canada could result in concessions on information sharing that would breach Canadian privacy laws without guaranteeing the country could improve the cross-border flow of exports, according to a report issued Thursday.

Under a joint declaration signed in February, the U.S. is seeking “enormous amounts of information” about Canadians and others on whom the country collects information, according to the report released by the Rideau Institute, a left-leaning, Ottawa, Ontario-based research and advocacy group.

“It is evident that...
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