Border crossings are about to get more complicated for Canadians and Americans now that new regulations regarding the sharing of personal information have been installed.\nIn 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) began a pilot project that allowed for the exchange of information on third-country nationals and permanent legal residents crossing the Canada-U.S. land border. Today, the project was extended to include citizens of both countries on top of the former rules for non-citizens.\nIn the plainest terms, the regulations allow border patrol service to know the personal biographical and legal information of an individual who is both either an immigrant and or citizen.\nCrucially, the data allows both governments to "expand their situational border awareness so that the record of a traveler’s entry into one country can establish a record of exit from the other country", according to an official statement from the Department of Homeland Security.\n"Biographic data," according to CTV News, can include information such as full names, date of birth, and gender. The inquisitions could potentially extend to information such as marital status, employment information, and the like.\nWhile most of your biographical information is already on your passport and scanned at the point-of-entry into either country, your information can now be stored and shared across governments.\nView this post on Instagram "I serve to make a difference in someone's life, and sometimes to save a human life." . What reasons motivate you? . Find your motivation and join us. Click the link in our bio to find a recruiter, learn more about us, or to apply. #BorderPatrol #HonorFirst #USBP #Training #Police #LawEnforcement #Recruitment #CBPJobs #JoinAmericasFrontLine #SheCanDoBoth A post shared by U.S. Border Patrol (@borderpatrolhq) on Jun 14, 2019 at 10:02am PDT\nAccording to acting DHS Secretary, Kevin K. McAleenan, the United States wants to share information on travellers to "improve public safety, detect dangerous actors and those who violated their visas, and enforce our rule of law."\nView this post on Instagram Even if you purchased your #cannabis legally, don’t bring it across the border. Know the law, and protect yourself #CannabisInCanada A post shared by Canada Border Services Agency (@canborder) on Apr 20, 2019 at 5:01am PDT\nAccording to CTV News, there have been many concerns raised by Canadian privacy groups about the retention of information and the pertinence of such extensive personal data collection.\nREAD ALSO: Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante's Right Hand Man Got $1378 Speeding Ticket & His License Suspended\nThis new coordinated Entry/Exit information system between Canada and the U.S. will ultimately allow for better security measures.\nAccording to the DHS, the system will "identify persons who overstay their lawful period of admission; monitor the departure of persons subject to removal orders; and verify that residency requirements are being met by applicants for continued eligibility in immigration programs."\nView this post on Instagram Fate whispers to the warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm.” . The warrior whispers back, “I am the storm.” . #HonorFirst #BorderPatrol #USBP #Horse #Horses #InstaHorses #PoliceHorse #HorseRiding #HorsebackRiding #OffRoad #BeCowboy #SpecOps #SpecialOperations A post shared by U.S. Border Patrol (@borderpatrolhq) on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:58am PDT\nIt's understandable that some people are concerned about this system, especially following what's currently happening at the U.S.-Mexico border.\nSeemingly responding to some of the concerns, Ralph Goodale, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness said that "the Government of Canada has [...] built privacy protections into the core of the Entry/Exit initiative.”\nView this post on Instagram #peacearch #archedelapaix #uscanadaborder #togetherinunity #childrenofacommonmother #thedailyshare #whereyougoing #whatsyournextdestination #whereisyournextdestination #wednesday A post shared by @ ucanreachramon on Jun 5, 2019 at 9:44am PDT\nCanadians, expect your border crossing to become a little more personal.