Funny how when i pointed this out that they will be all sorts of ways to abuse the reg system includeing ways that people can use the public info to abuse or take advantage of some one else I was ridculed and told on no the goverment would never do any thing that that by people who are just to young or just to stupid to know dam well that any thing goverments do is always bad and even when they dont have bad internt that still never stops them from incompetence and also no matter what they say they will do on one day is never! any guarantee that they will not change there mind right after. and i had fools say well it says they will keep it private. when that would be against the law for them to not make any registration numbers be publicly searchable info. so now any one thats registered any tom dick or harry that knows you name can look up your number and your home address and do all sorts of bad things with that info such as come to your house and commit a crime against you . or they can look up some one elses numbers and then put them on a drone and go do some thing crazy with it just to sit back and watch the cops go and swat the person whos numbers the numbers belonged to. so are any of the female posters here cool with the fact that now its going to be easy for any sicko to go the the freindly faa site and get your home address and come rape or kill you if all they need is to find out your name??? or are any parents going to be happy knowing that now all it will take is for a kid that owns a drone to even mention they have a drone online and its going to be a safe bet that they are "law abiding" and registered and then all any pervo sicko has to do is go search there name and bam they got your kids home addess. or any one knows some ones got a nice expensive drone they can just go ask the friendly faa for your address and come rob you. FAA Finally Admits Names And Home Addresses In Drone Registry Will Be Publicly Available The FAA finally confirmed this afternoon that model aircraft registrants’ names and home addresses will be public. In an email message, the FAA stated: “Until the drone registry system is modified, the FAA will not release names and address. When the drone registry system is modified to permit public searches of registration numbers, names and addresses will be revealed through those searches.” I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of whether names and home addresses of model aircraft or hobby drone owners – including children as young as 13 – will be made available by the FAA to the public once the FAA’s new unmanned aircraft registry goes live on Monday. It seems a simple enough question. But it took a while to get a straight answer. My confusion arose because of an apparent contradiction that a colleague pointed out to me between what the FAA stated in its FAQs on the new registration rule and what the Department of Transportation stated in a legal filing made at the same time as the FAA’s new rule was published. The FAA’s FAQs made it appear that only the FAA, its contractor and law enforcement agencies would have access to the data. Here is the FAA’s FAQ: Who can see the data that I can enter? A. The FAA will be able to see the data that you enter. The FAA is using a contractor to maintain the website and database, and that contractor also will be able to see the data that you enter. Like the FAA, the contractor is required to comply with strict legal requirements to protect the confidentiality of the personal data you provide. Under certain circumstances, law enforcement officers might also be able to see the data. This led me – and many others I’ve spoken with – to believe that only these three entities would have access to registrants’ personal information. But my colleague pointed out that the DOT’s filing contained the following statement, “all records maintained by the FAA in connection with aircraft registered are included in the Aircraft Registry and made available to the public, except email address and credit card information submitted under part 48 [the new model aircraft registry].”In addition, the DOT statement says the name and address of model aircraft owners will be searchable by registration number.