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megimoo
09-09-2011, 04:08 PM
Data entered into national police database accessible to American authorities: WikiLeaks

More than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Lois Kamenitz, 65, of Toronto contacted the office last fall, after U.S. customs officials at Pearson International Airport prevented her from boarding a flight to Los Angeles on the basis of her suicide attempt four years earlier.

Kamenitz says she was stopped at customs after showing her passport and asked to go to a secondary screening. There, a Customs and Border Protection officer told Kamenitz that he had information that police had attended her home in 2006.

“I was really perturbed,” Kamenitz says. “I couldn’t figure out what he meant. And then it dawned on me that he was referring to the 911 call my partner made when I attempted suicide.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/09/08/f-border-mental-health-privacy.html

Elspeth
09-11-2011, 01:10 AM
This is what happens when your medical records are accessible by the authorities without a subpoena. They can be used to block you from travel as well as many other things. That's why Obamacare's ghastliest provision is getting all our medical records on the internet, making it easy for DHS to screen us without a subpoena or probably cause.

noonwitch
09-12-2011, 10:46 AM
She was not denied entry to the US because her medical/psychiatric records were released to DHS. When she attempted suicide, a 911 call was made to the police, and that record is what was accessed and used to deny her entry.