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 March 23, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

An air-travel security bill that critics initially slammed as an infringement on passenger privacy and a surrendering of Canadian authority to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has passed third reading in the Senate, winning support for an amended version of the legislation from both Conservative and Liberal members.

The passage of Bill C-42 means personal information about Canadian passengers travelling to the U.S. or through U.S. airspace -including name, gender and birthdate -can now be shared with American authorities to determine whether any individual poses a threat to U.S. national security.

Read more in The Province.

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