Continuing Controversy Over US-Canada Perimeter Security

In June 2012, both US and Canadian officials released a 12-point Statement of Privacy Principles which will guide the Beyond the Border Action Plan, a proposal made December 2011 regarding perimeter security and cross-border information sharing. The Statement of Privacy Principles includes areas such as information sharing, data quality, information security, effective oversight and redress options for privacy infringements. The article also introduces further privacy concerns resulting from the Beyond the Border [...]

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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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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 US represents Canada’s largest single export market, and vice versa. This Plan has important implications for trade and economic growth as well as cross-border security issues. The article introduces main elements of the Plan, and explores some of the privacy issues inherent in the [...]

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