New eTA Raises Privacy Concerns

This article takes a look at the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program announced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in late 2012. The eTA program requires visitors from visa-exempt countries (most Europeans, Australians and New Zealanders) to complete a personal information form on the CIC website before they board a plane. The questionnaire requires travelers to provide sensitive information and the program is being closely monitored by the Privacy Commissioner of [...]