US customs will soon have the right to read your social media posts…

I have earlier talked about the importance’s of Social Media, and also that you should always think twice before you post anything. Now we have another big government institution, US customs that will now start use it.

Already in the summer, US customs and border guards requested to have the right to use social media in their investigation. It was one of the points included in ESTA applications. But the decision on this point was not taken until the 19th of the December, according to the site Politico.

The authority…

has stated that this collection of social media data will improve the current investigative process and give DHS (US Customs and Border). And also mean that more transparency of nefarious activity and connections.

Has stated that this collection of social media data will improve the current investigative process and give DHS (US Customs and Border). And also mean that more transparency of nefarious activity and connections.

To share your information will be voluntary. But still, and maybe not so strange. The decision has received much criticism from human rights organizations.

Mostly because they are afraid that it will create much suspicion on those who choose not to share their accounts. That’s maybe not so strange. Nobody will ever think that people with malicious plans will ever share their accounts.

The Organization American Civil Liberties Union believe that this will hit extra hard on Muslims trying to enter the USA.

How will USA use this collected materials?

It has reached some question, and many think that the “big brother” will widen the utilization of this. And people suspicions may be correct, and there are very few rules on how the information is collected and distributed to other agencies.

Michael W. Macleod-Ball, on the American Civil Liberties Union, means that there must be more, and most important clear guidelines on how to limit the government’s use of the collected information.

What will happen on this, is nothing anybody know. The only thing that is for sure is that social media is here and it will not go away. And once you post something on social media, it’s tough to get rid off.