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Entry: Border and Information

entry: Under a 2011 continental security pact, Canada and the U.S. agreed to set up co-ordinated systems to track the entry and exit information of travellers, according to Toronto Star. Read more Proposed Canada-U.S. border police teams on hold over legal jurisdiction questions Article Continued Below Canada Border Services Agency sharing information on American border crossings with Homeland Security The effort involves exchanging entry information collected from people at the land border so that data on entry to one country serves as a record of exit from the other. The federal government has flagged more than 1,000 possible cases of people overstaying their visas or committing other immigration infractions based on information provided by the U.S., newly obtained memos show. Canada says the information will be helpful in everything from tracking known fugitives to responding more effectively to missing-child alerts. react-empty 163 The federal NDP and privacy advocates are watching closely, however, out of concern the data could be used to build invasive personal profiles with little accountability. The first two phases of the program were limited to foreign nationals and permanent residents of Canada and the U.S., but not citizens of either country. The data includes the traveller's name, nationality, date of birth and gender, the country that issued their travel document and the time, date and location of their crossing. ( As reported in the news.