Tuesday June 28, 2016

US Customs Wants To Collect Social Media Account Names At The Border

What good would this information be when so many people have their accounts set to private? Customs officials wouldn't be able to see much anyway unless they send you a friends request. wink

The proposal focuses on arrival / departure forms commonly collected from non-citizens at the US border, as well as the electronic form used for anyone entering the country under a visa waiver. Under the proposed changes, those forms would include a new optional data field prompting visitors to "please enter information associated with your online presence," followed by open fields for specific platforms and screen names.