US Canada Border Sharing Data file photo

The US and Canadian border agents will soon be sharing more information about when people cross the border.

The final stage of the Exit/Entry initiative comes into effect at the end of June and will allow border agents to see exactly how long you were out of the country.

Laurie Tannous, vice president for government and industry relations with Russell Farrow customs brokerage, says the information is tracked through your passport. “Before you could say I was gone and they would have to rely on what you said. They would rely on possibly a hotel receipt, gas receipts just with time stamps to try and put the pieces together to verify that in fact you were gone how long you said you were gone. Now it’s right at their finger tips.”

The data sharing starts June 30.