British tourists to US may get asked to hand in passwords or be denied entry
UK travellers to US face an ‘uncomfortable’ choice of handing over personal information, which may include social media passwords and mobile phone contacts.
They run the risk of being denied entry to the United States, under a new “extreme vetting” policy being considered by the Trump administration.
Source has it that tourists from the UK and other US allies including Germany and France, could be forced to reveal personal information, as well as disclose financial information and could possibly face detailed ideological questioning, this is according to Trump administration officials.
The US customs and border patrol was quoted saying:
“All international travellers arriving to the US are subject to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection. This inspection may include electronic devices such as computers, disks, drives, tapes, mobile phones and other communication devices, cameras, music and other media players and any other electronic or digital devices”.
“Keeping America safe and enforcing our nation’s laws in an increasingly digital world depends on our ability to lawfully examine all materials entering the US,”