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FOIA News: FAA Rolls Out Registered UAS Owner Location Database

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FAA Rolls Out Registered UAS Owner Location Database

By Jane Edwards, ExecutiveGov, May 23, 2016

The Federal Aviation Administration has rolled out a database that contains information on the location of each registered owner of small unmanned aircraft systems in response to several Freedom of Information Act requests.

FAA said Wednesday the system only includes data on each UAS owner’s zip code, city and state and excludes the owners’ names and street addresses from disclosure in compliance with a FOIA exemption that seeks to safeguard data from possible infringement of personal privacy.

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