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 May 13, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Sarah Schmidt reports:

Canada’s privacy watchdog has “concerns” about new American security rules that will require Canadian airlines to give personal information of passengers flying over the United States to the U.S. government, but there is nothing Ottawa can do about it, parliamentarians were told Tuesday.

“There is a limit that is beyond us — and that is United States sovereignty over U.S. air space,” Chantal Bernier, Canada’s assistant privacy commissioner testified at parliamentary hearings into aviation safety and security.

Read more in The Montreal Gazette.

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