You are so screwed!
Tourists from the UK and other US allies including Germany and France, could be forced to reveal personal data, as well as disclose financial information and face detailed ideological questioning, according to Trump administration officials quoted by the Wall Street Journal. While US citizens have established rights against unlawful searches at the border, the extent to which foreign travellers can resist requests to hand over personal information is unclear.When I was younger, such border security would have been the province of the East Germans and the USSR, not the USA. We're going to have to rewrite our national anthem to change the last words to "the home of the pants-shitting cowards." We face far more risk from our on home-grown neonazis than we do from tourists. What is the risk here, intoxicated Eurotrash hitting on girls in nightclubs?
In January, Susan Hall, head of technology and intellectual property team partner at law firm Clarke Willmott, advised the firm’s lawyers not to comply with requests for social media information. Hall told the Guardian: “Given the degree of discretion given to US Border forces by relevant legislation, it appears to me quite clear that all options – choosing a burner phone, using heavy encryption with the password only being supplied after the traveller has entered the US, and changed prior to leaving and so forth – risk creating a catch-22 situation in which any attempt to mitigate the effects of the procedures are likely to be interpreted as ‘probable cause’ for searching.
“In the short to medium term, I think the answer is going to be avoiding all but absolutely essential travel to the United States,” Hall added.
Changing our border policy from "come visit (and spend money)" to "what the fuck do you want" is going to do a fuckload of damage to our standing and image in the world. Not that Donald the Fearful cares.