In the coming weeks, the U.S government has announced through the State Department that it will begin to seek pretty much all possible information on incoming tourists and immigrants. Of that information, per reports, the government is seeking social media; previous phone numbers, family members social media links, addresses, country’s lived (for at least five years), and more.
The news hasn’t sat well with critics, who mostly, call it one of the biggest invasions of privacy in modern memory. The news will bring sudden changes to at least 710,000 immigrant applications and more than 14m non-immigrant applications (including those in the U.S for school and business).
The new rules must first be approved by the Office of Management and Budget.