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US authorities consider social media scanning for visitors


6 Jul, 2016 10:35 am

The US Department of Homeland Security has tabled proposals that could see federal powers introduced to scan all visitors' social media accounts.













In what may be an extremely tough to implement proposal, the US Department of Homeland Security is considering asking all visitors to disclose their social media details including usernames and other information.
 
According to a report on technology website IT Pro, "The proposals would see changes to application forms for visa waivers, asking those applying for access about the social media accounts they use and their unique identifiers."
TAKEAWAY THOUGHTIndustry commentators are ambivalent on this news. Some suggest it is unenforceable and difficult to validate, others suggest the need affect upon tourism and democracy also needs to be considered.
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