Users' questions

Who can the DVLA give my details to?

Who can the DVLA give my details to?

The law allows DVLA to release information from the vehicle register to the police and local authorities. As the law allows the release of personal data we do not need the vehicle keeper’s consent to disclose their details. Registered keeper. DVLA’s vehicle register holds the details of a vehicle’s registered keeper.

Can DVLA give out my details GDPR?

Data protection The DVLA will only give out this information if the requestor has reasonable causes. This means it could be difficult to bring a claim that a breach of the data protection legislation has been made when a parking company uses the DVLA to track down a motorist who they wish to issue a fine towards.

Is a driving licence personal sensitive data?

Personal data is information about a living person. It lets you identify them either: directly, for example, their name. indirectly, for example, their driving licence number.

Can DVLA share my details?

We may share information from your driving licence record with third parties where necessary, and when the law allows it. Find out more about the release of information from DVLA’s registers.

Can the DVLA sell my data?

However, under GDPR the DVLA is prohibited from charging a fee and effectively selling personal data. “By passing your data to private parking companies, we believe that the DVLA is breaching the confidence of registered vehicle keepers and breaking data protection law.

Do insurance companies check with DVLA?

While providing a copy of your driving licence and other documents may be a minor hassle, insurers have a legitimate reason for carrying out a DVLA licence check. In fact, ensuring all policyholders provide full and accurate information regarding past convictions and penalties can actually save you money.

Do insurance companies check DVLA records?

What data can I request under GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), under Article 15, gives individuals the right to request a copy of any of their personal data which are being ‘processed’ (i.e. used in any way) by ‘controllers’ (i.e. those who decide how and why data are processed), as well as other relevant information (as detailed …

What data is considered sensitive?

In general, sensitive data is any data that reveals:

  • Racial or ethnic origin.
  • Political opinion.
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs.
  • Trade union membership.
  • Genetic data.
  • Biometric data.
  • Health data.
  • Sex life or sexual orientation.

Does DVLA share information with home office?

we only share it with other organisations when there is an identified need and it is lawful to do so. we don’t keep it longer than necessary.

Does DVLA share information with DWP?

DVLA’s use of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) customer information system to check drivers online.