US passports and privacy
February 21, 2013 7:48 PM Subscribe
I'm considering getting a US Passport Card (the kind that is only good for land and sea travel between the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda) and am concerned about my privacy.
posted by IndigoRain to Travel & Transportation (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't consider myself a privacy nut*, but is there anything I should know before I get a passport card? Am I going to be more on the government's radar than I was before? Does just having a passport put me on some kind of watch list? "Citizens who have Passports."
*by that I mean, for example, I won't avoid using a credit card for a purchase just because it's trackable. But I do like to opt out of online tracking. So, I like my privacy, but I don't go overboard with making myself untrackable.
If it matters, the reason I'd be getting it is because at some point in the unknown future, I'd like to visit the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, then head over the border into Canada and spend a day or two there. Just because, you know, I've never been out of the country and would like to experience it.