[Dump 000737] Driving Licence microchips

Conrad Catalan made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

(1) When were microchips first installed in UK driving licenses ?

(2) What driving licence data is encoded in the chip ?

(3) Is the driving licence data encrypted, if so why when the same information is publicly shown on the plastic card ?

(4) Can ordinary people, utilising ordinary equipment, read this data ?

(5) What "national data", as opposed to driving licence data, is on the chip ?

Thank you.

Conrad Catalan

Gadawodd Conrad Catalan anodiad ()

FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

Dear Mr Catalan

Thank you for your e-mail requesting information. The DVLA are dealing with your request under the terms of The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been given reference number: FOIR8050.

You should expect to receive a reply to your request by 10 December.

If you have any further questions or enquiries on this request please quote the reference number.


Debbie Leaker
Freedom Of Information
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