The U.S. and Canada Thursday agreed on a statement of
privacy principles to guide information sharing across the border.
have no force of law, and is not a treaty, but a framework for BTB (in this
case that stands for Beyond the Border) personal information sharing between
The principles include limiting use of information to a
specific purpose, protecting it from corruption, misuse or unauthorized access,
providing transparency about and notice of, its use, and a an opportunity for
individuals to expunge that information.