Data Protection and Privacy Management Guidelines for Airports

Airports are collecting, processing, and using large amounts of data from airport users, including personal identification, medical records (e.g., COVID-19 related), and biometric information. The methods used by airports for these activities are evolving. Airports need to comply with an increasing number of data protection and privacy regulations. An initial review of the websites of several large U.S. airports suggests that few provide any information concerning data privacy. Research is needed to understand current practices, provide guidance for fostering awareness of compliance requirements, and help airports incorporate data privacy management into their operational and business activities. The objectives of this research are to develop guidelines to help airports of all types and sizes to: (a) identify customer data that is subject to protection; (b) implement compliant data protection management practices, policies, and systems; and (c) develop trust and accountability around data privacy practices for their individual customers.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-50

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Griffin, Matthew

  • Performing Organizations:

    Del Ray Solutions LLC

    Alexandria, VA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cusson, Sean

  • Start Date: 20220419
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240118
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240118

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779167
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-50
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2021 10:39PM