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US Government Tracks Email, IP & Credit Card Information Through Travel Records

The US government can obtain a citizen's email address, credit card information and IP address as part of its data collection on international travelers. Citizens that fly abroad are assigned a Passenger Name Record (PNR), which is a digitized record of their travel created by an airline or a travel agency. The PNR is given to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when a citizen travels internationally and includes all of this personal data.

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