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 [...]

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Introducing the Canada-US Perimeter Security Plan

This article takes a look at the Beyond the Border Plan, a joint action plan between Canada and the United States which focuses on border security and economic development issues. The article examines each of the plan’s four areas of focus: 1) Addressing threats early; 2) Trade and economic growth; 3) Building on existing border enforcement programs; and 4) Emergency and cyber infrastructure. It also looks at some new measures the plan is set to implement, as well as concerns from the privacy [...]

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