Too much G-INFO

Pilot - - AIRMAIL -

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

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