FAA Not Adequately Protecting Airmen’s Medical Data

Michael Cheek reports:

The Federal Aviation Administration is failing to adequately protect the medical and personal data of airmen, according to a report released recently by the Inspector General.

The FAA requires airmen to have their medical and mental fitness certified by a medical professional in order to operate aircraft. However, the FAA, which stores around 18 million records on more than 3 million airmen, are failing to ensure the data is properly secured.

The report found “names, addresses, Social Security numbers, medical data, and other PII of airmen are not properly secured to prevent unauthorized access and use.”

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