Stop FAA’s New Assault on Personal Privacy
FAA Moves to Enable Public Real-time Disclosure of Private Travel
TSA’s horrific body scanner/electronic strip searches are now being followed-up with a new Federal Aviation Administration rule (FAA), For no expressed reason, the FAA wants to facilitate the electronic stalking of millions of private citizens, Members of Congress, medical charters, people in business, sports teams, and celebrities who fly on non-commercial aircraft.
The American people never knew about TSA’s electronic strip searches and aggressive pat-downs – until it was too late. It’s not too late to stop the FAA privacy grab. For no expressed reason, the FAA wants to make aircraft data collected for navigation available real-time, online, to anyone thereby enabling electronic stalking of millions of private citizens, Members of Congress, medical charters, people in business, sports teams, and celebrities who fly on non-commercial aircraft.
On March 4, 2011, the FAA slipped in a notice into the Federal Register* – with only a 30 Day comment period. AOPA, NBAA, AIA and other aviation groups caught the FAA in the act and pulled the alarm. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the NAM, Business Roundtable, and other groups are now getting the word out to fight yet another federal assault on privacy.
How can you fight back?
Comment on the FAA’s rule and tell them NO more personal privacy invasions:
- use the FAA online form, or
- fax comments to 202.493.2251 – cite Docket FAA-2011-0183
Then tell a friend or twenty to do the same.
For questions about the FAA rule, call Barry Davis, at the FAA: 540-422-4650 – cite Docket FAA-2011-0183 – or e-mail him at barry.davis.