Legal Aspects of Airport Programs. Topic 12-01. Legal Implications of Data Collection at Airports

RE-POST: This RFP was originally posted on 4/3/2019; however, it has been revised to shift the payment schedule.   As technology continues to evolve, airports and airport users are collecting more and more data from passengers, airport users, tenants, concessionaires, airlines, and others. Airports and their tenants also are beginning to consider whether and how to monetize the data collected. A wide range of functions within the airport environment will utilize this data, including legal, management, operations, marketing, information technology, and planning and development. People who seek to gather and use this data may not consider or be aware of the legal requirements or implications, including those related to public records, data privacy, data breach, and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.    The objective of this research is to provide guidance to the collectors of data with respect to the applicable laws, including federal, state, and international, the compliance requirements, and the consequences of non-compliance. The digest will include a survey of applicable law, recommendations for the collection and safe keeping of data, and a review of the issues that arise related to data collection among airports, their tenants, and other users and how to address them. This research will be conducted in two phases and five tasks in a firm fixed price agreement. At the conclusion of Phase I, ACRP will make a determination whether to proceed with Phase II. The tasks will be as follows: Phase I Task 1. After contract execution, participate in a conference call with the ACRP panel for a project kick-off call to discuss the scope of work.    Task 2. Conduct background research and collect relevant material. Based on the initial but complete review of the source materials, submit a detailed report outline. The outline should contain sufficient detail to describe what a report of appropriate length will contain. This outline should also contain the estimated pagination for each proposed section and/or subsection. This material will be submitted for ACRP consideration and approval. Participate in a conference call with the ACRP project review panel 3 weeks after submission of the outline. Phase II Task 3. After ACRP approval of the detailed outline, conduct additional research, and case and statutory/regulatory analysis. Collect additional primary data to the extent necessary. Task 4. Submit an initial draft report in accordance with the approved outline (including any modification required by ACRP). Participate in a conference call with the ACRP project review panel 3 weeks after submission of the initial draft report. Task 5. Revise the initial report as necessary and provide a red-line and clean version of the draft final report (DFR). The ACRP will provide written comments, each of which will need a point-by-point response. The report will be revised as appropriate and submitted as the final report.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $75000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-01, Topic 12-01

  • 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:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Start Date: 20190702
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01701523
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-01, Topic 12-01
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 8 2019 3:06PM