Nov 182010
 
 November 18, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Janice Tibbetts reports:

Canada’s privacy commissioner says there are steps the government can take to mitigate the “significant privacy implications” for air travellers, whose names, birth dates, gender and passport information will be shared with the U.S. in the new year if they are flying over American airspace en route to other international destinations.

Jennifer Stoddart told a House of Commons committee Thursday that the U.S. has every right to seek the information because the Americans have sovereignty over their air space.

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