Under the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone registration requirements, all drone operators who use drones weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds must register their drone with the FAA. Seems like a great idea for 2016, but the FAA has received extensive criticism for its inability to protect the information that registrants provide. Critics argue that the FAA does not have proper security measures in place to protect drone registrants’ data. Registrants must submit their name, home address and e-mail address (along with the $5 registration fee) and the FAA will issue a Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownership.  Now, if that information is ONLY available to the FAA, no harm. However, once the database is searchable, it is a whole different story.