G-INFO and data protection
I believe it is unreasonable that the UK Civil Aviation Authority continues to openly publish the full name and address details of persons who are aircraft owners at the G-INFO aircraft registration database.
I understand that it is how it was previously done and is not UK law, however since GDPR surely this contravenes the new laws. The DVLA are not duty bound to publish my details and allow people to look me up based on my car registration but that is exactly what G-INFO allows. This is especially pertinent as I can now be tracked in commonly available apps on phones and tablets. Thus I could easily be subject to a house break-in if a smarter than average burglar decided to track me and work out when I was not at home.
I would appreciate you looking into this and informing me if anything is being done about it. Tony Barber by email The CAA responded: The Civil Aviation Authority Regulations 1991(Regulation 8) determines that the Aircraft Register must be made available for inspection by any person. Although the most recent update of the Regulation dates from 1991, the requirement to make the Register publicly available has existed from the very beginning of civil aviation in the UK. The ANO 2016 determines what information appears on the Register. New legislation would need to be introduced to change this Regulation and that is the responsibility of the Department for Transport.