Federal government has created a new app that will help you cross the border much easier and faster. You would need to download and register first.
It is called Known Traveller Digital Identity app, and will first be launched only when you travel between Canada and Netherlands. If all goes according to plan, it will be rolled our to many other countries by 2020.
The app will work similar to existing programs like Nexus, program that allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada. Basically you will need to register your details such as your passport #, vaccinations taken and records, bank statements, schools you went to, etc. This will allow agents to know who you are even before your flight leaves its gate.
This app will also use your retina and facial recognition to verify that you are exactly who you claim to be.
Accenture, technology company, behind developing this app says that all the information will be very secure.
“No personal information is stored on the ledger itself, ensuring that personal information is not consolidated in one system, which would make it a high value target for subversion,” the company said in a statement to CBC News.
The app will learn from your travel patterns, and the more countries, and times you cross the border, the more trusted persona, you would become.
Ontario is going to use drones to monitor the highways, and now the government will use your cell phone records to decide if they want to let you in.
“Big Brother is Watching You.” ― George Orwell, 1984