United States to Adopt New Traveler Identity Management, Information Sharing Standards

New U.S. Travel Standards Developed Pursuant to Executive Order 13,780 Are Broad in Scope and Applicability and May Conflict With Privacy and Other Laws  A July 12, 2017 State Department cable to all U.S. diplomatic and consular posts set forth new traveler information gathering and sharing standards that “all 191″ countries are required to meet for (1) information sharing on identity management and (2) information sharing on security and public safety threats” (the “Standards”). The Standards are set forth in a report jointly prepared by the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security with the Director of National Intelligence pursuant to Presidential Executive Order 13,780. On their face, the Standards are sweeping… Read More

Continue Reading