Thursday, September 04, 2008

GAO: U.S., Canada Can't Agree on Fingerprints, Info Sharing

Alice Lipowicz writes on

Negotiations between U.S. and Canadian officials about a proposed joint border management office broke down last year because the officials disagreed on the authority to collect travelers’ fingerprints and share their information, according to a new Government Accountability Office report [.pdf].

DHS and Canadian officials jointly terminated talks in April 2007 because they could not resolve several major issues, including U.S. demands for sovereign authority to take fingerprints and share applicants’ information with law enforcement agencies, the GAO report states.

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