If you are a globetrotter and love wandering from one corner of the world to another, here is an important piece of news for you.
The visa will now be granted on the basis of your social media profiles. In fact, immigration and border security officials across several countries will be watching your social media activity.
The social media profile is believed to track down and catch any misleading or untruthful information. It also avoids in catching the inconsistencies. It also helps to find if the social media posts are derogative or not conforming to the city government’s laws.
In some countries, however, the government can also check laptops and cell phones of people, they may be suspicious of. The USA is one such country which has the powers to do the search. It was also reported that over 30,200 electronic devices were searched by the government.
This trend is already very popular in the USA and is making a move towards the Indian market. It is important to know that the officials know it all or they have the access to almost everything you thought they couldn’t know.
The government searches only a handful of people but once caught with posting misleading information, your visa may become a distant dream. You may be asked to open your cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
When the suspicion is strong, officials can also confiscate the device and send it for a forensic lab search. These measures are installed to protect the country from any felony.
As India is progressing towards a more security-obsessed nation, it is not very late that the country may also be adopting this method of locating any mischievous activity.
What do you think about this move? Do you think it is even tenable for the government to put this into practice? Do you think it will be a practice for eroding the privacy of people in the country? Share your views in the comment section below!