Ask Ars: Can I see what information the feds have on my travel?

Lately I’ve been on something of a public records binge. I asked for records about my license plate reader data from local law enforcement agencies. I asked for complaint records from the Federal Trade Commission about a sketchy Bitcoin mining hardware maker. A few more requests are still pending.

And last summer, I asked United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency for my travel records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Recently, I got an answer back—sort of.

As someone who enters and exits the country with some decent regularity, I figured there had to be some records. Specifically here’s what I requested: Continue>>>