FAA's Privacy Decision: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bath Water

EDITORIAL. Undoubtedly, many pilots will applaud the FAA's new decision to stop making airman mailing address data available to the public. But AVweb's Editor-in-Chief Mike Busch contends that the Agency's sudden policy reversal is totally self-serving, terrible for aviation, and will actually make the privacy situation worse for individual airmen by depriving them of important remedies that they currently have. Here's his thought-provoking analysis of who this decision hurts most, who it helps, and why.

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