16 March 2009

The BTC vs IATA Privacy Debate

The debate between BTC and IATA over the PAXIS information tool has boiled into a brawl. As it should.

The EU New code of conduct has many gray areas - but data privacy is not one of them. There are clear obligations for any provider of data. They must mask individual and corporate/group entity data so that performance of an individual side cannot be interpreted.

Frankly the Paxis product is somewhat clunky to use. As is all MIDT data. BIDT data cannot be used inappropriately, this is what seems to be the case.

IATA is going to have to back down or it will create a back door to data across the board. I hope they see the error of their ways. Perhaps when the boys and girls all move to Miami things will improve!


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