Flying from Canada to the Caribbean? The United States Department of Homeland Security may now know about it, even if you’re not stopping in the USA. The Canadian Government recently amended the Aeronautics Act with Bill C-42 (link) to further permit airlines to provide passenger information for International flights that not only land in, but also overfly the United States.
Canadian airlines were concerned (link) that as a result of proposed new Regulations associated with the Secure Flight Program in the United States, they would not be able to comply with Canadian privacy laws.
The previous version of the Aeronautics Act only allowed a Canadian airline to provide passenger information to a foreign country in …Keep reading