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U.S. will be allowed to share Canadian border info under new privacy charter
The United States will be allowed to share information about Canadians with other countries under a sweeping new border deal.
A newly released binational privacy charter says that in most cases it won't have to tell Canada about its plan to pass along the information.
Information-sharing about security cases has sometimes been a sore point between the two countries since the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
Canada and the U.S. jointly released the 12-point statement of privacy principles late Thursday, covering areas including data quality, information security, effective oversight, and redress for people whose privacy is infringed.