U.S., Canada Agree to Cross-Border Info-Handling Guidelines

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The U.S. and Canada have agreed on a statement of privacy principles to guide information sharing across the border.

The principles have no force of law, and is not a treaty, but a framework for BTB (in this case that stands for Beyond the Border) personal information sharing between the countries.

The principles include limiting use of information to a specific purpose, protecting it from corruption, misuse or unauthorized access, providing transparency about and notice of, its use, and a an opportunity for individuals to expunge that information.

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