Protection of the information source

When managing information related  to the occurrence reports, the CAA acts in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 376/2014,  regulations on the protection of personal data, regulations on classified information and aviation regulations and legal acts which are in force in the Republic of Slovenia  in order to ensure the proper confidentiality of the information received.

In order to enhance the confidence of individuals in the system, the handling of occurrence reports is organised in such a way as to appropriately safeguard the confidentiality of the identity of the reporter and other persons mentioned in occurrence reports with regard to fostering a ‘just culture’. Such personal data are never recorded in the national database nor are they disseminated within the CAA.

In order to encourage reporting of occurrences,  not only reporters, but also persons mentioned in the occurrence reports concerned are protected. However, such protection should not exonerate those persons from their reporting obligations. In particular, in a situation where a person is mentioned  in an occurrence report and has himself or herself the obligation to report that same occurrence, and intentionally fails to report it, then that person loses his or her protection. The protection also does not apply in any of the following situations:

(a) in cases of wilful misconduct;

(b) where there has been a manifest, severe and serious disregard of an obvious risk and profound failure of professional responsibility to take such care as is evidently required in the circumstances, causing foreseeable damage to a person or property, or which seriously compromises the level of aviation safety.

Before submitting the reports to the CAA, make sure to delete any personal data which might be present in the reports