Well, the attack on privacy under U.S. President Trump didn’t take long. Just five days after taking office, Trump signed an Executive Order eliminating privacy protections for foreigners.
President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on domestic safety, released yesterday, has enormous implications for the privacy of everyone living outside the United States. For Canadians, the order should raise significant concerns about government data shared with U.S. authorities as well as the collection of Canadian personal information by U.S. agencies. Given the close integration between U.S. and Canadian agencies – as well as the fact that Canadian Internet traffic frequently traverses into the U.S. – there are serious implications for Canadian privacy. Moreover, the order will raise major concerns in the European Union, creating the possibility of restrictions on data transfers as it seemingly kills the Privacy Shield compromise.
There doesn’t seem to be much security of data in the U.S. with 64% of Americans affected by a major data breach
Plus, U.S. border agents are demanding social media information from Muslim Americans and asking foreigners for their social media handles.
It’s happening and it’s scary.
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