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U.S. will be allowed to share Canadian border info under new privacy charter

June 28, 2012 - 5:18 PM

OTTAWA - The United States will be allowed to share information about Canadians with other countries under a sweeping new border deal.

A newly released binational privacy charter says that in most cases it won't have to tell Canada about its plan to pass along the information.

The two countries jointly released the 12-point statement of privacy principles.

The principles help flesh out a perimeter security deal struck by the two countries last year.

The deal is intended to help smooth the passage of people and cargo over the Canada-U.S. border while bolstering continental security.

The most contentious feature could be the plan to exchange entry information collected from all persons at the border, which would serve as a record of exit from the other country.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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