Too much G-INFO
I couldn’t agree more with Tony Barber, and less with the CAA response, in the matter of lack of data protection on G-INFO. In response to an email I sent directly to the CAA Data Protection Officer, I got the same lame response about the Civil Aviation Authority Regulations 1991 requiring that the Aircraft Register must be made available for inspection by any person.
The regulations only require that the Authority ‘make the register… available for inspection’, they do not require that it be ‘published’. The CAA could easily meet its current obligations by asking that any person wishing to see the register make a formal request to do so and then require that person to attend a convenient (private) location to view it, whilst consulting with the Department for Transport about amending the regulations to reflect modern data protection methodology and protocols. Phill Petitt, Redhill