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.