27 Sep US Intends to Collect Social Media Info from Naturalized Citizens and Permanent Residents
According to documents published by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday, the department plans to collected data on all the country’s immigrants including permanent residents and naturalized citizens.
The Privacy Act System of Records from 1974 has been modified to include gathering additional data including associated identifiable data, aliases, social media handles, and search results. The information will expand the DHS’s record on US immigrants that would make tracking easier and obtain new data on naturalized Americans who acquired citizenship years before.
The DHS believes that collecting such information from immigrants can play a key role in averting future incidents similar to the San Bernardino shooting.
Source: Bleeping Computer