U.S., Canada Agree to Cross-Border Info-Handling Guidelines

Neither treaty nor laws, the agreement is on a framework for privacy protection

The U.S. and Canada Thursday agreed on a statement of
privacy principles to guide information sharing across the border.

The principles
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 countries.

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.