US thinks to ask for passwords to social media at visa

US thinks to ask for passwords to social media at visa

The Us secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, think of a sharpened screeningsbeleid for applications where also the passwords of social media would be asked.

That said Kelly on Tuesday, reports news agency AFP.

The measure would particularly be considered because of travelers from the seven slamitische countries for which Us president Donald Trump, a temporary travel ban you want to set. According to Kelly, it is very difficult for the inhabitants of these countries are well to screen.

Once they have a visa application do, wants Kelly to look at what they do on the internet. The socialemediacontrole would therefore already covered by the local Us embassies to be performed. Cooperation would not be compulsory, but refusal to follow a rejection for the visa.

Kelly stresses that the questions of passwords for social media profiles is just one of the options that are currently being considered, but that there is necessarily a more stringent control on arrival.

Travelers who do not need a visa to visit the United States to travel, is already being asked for their usernames on social networks to fill in at the so-called ESTA application.

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