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Comments to CBP on Its Proposal to Collect Social Media Account Information for Travelers Entering the United States

by Joshua New

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has requested comments on its proposal to collect social media account information for travelers entering the United States. The Center for Data Innovation has filed comments encouraging the agency to explore how it might use data to improve how it vets travelers, while cautioning that it remains to be seen whether CBP can effectively use social media data for this purpose and recommending that any implementation should undergo a thorough review to ensure it is both effective and protects civil liberties.

Read the comments.

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