The border-crossing database being created in the name of Homeland Security came to light last month in a Federal Register notice, and is intended to form a record which can “quite literally, help frontline officers to connect the dots”, according to a Homeland Security spokesman.
But it won’t just be terrorists who are tracked on the database. The information will be available to any court or attorney in civil litigation, or even the media: “When there exists a legitimate public interest in the disclosure of the information.”
As a fully paid up member of the fourth estate The Register is looking forward to having access to US border crossing records, but we promise to only use the information in legitimate cases, so if you’ve done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear from us.
I’m surprised this didn’t already exist