DVLA Disclosure

A. Marfo 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.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

Can you share how one would obtain data held on their driving license?

How long do you have to you challenge the information held by DVLA? Can this be view online by signing in with your secure driving licence number?

Which government or extended agencies can access individuals personal data except for the police? Is this shared with the individual?

You state online individuals can access their data for "reasonable cause" , what reasons would a request be denied?

It also states that certain individuals can access members of the public data, can you share who are these certain individuals and what/how much data is shared?

Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

A. Marfo

FOI FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

Dear A Marfo,

Thank you for your e-mail seeking information on DVLA disclosure of data.

We would be grateful if you could clarify your request and let us know if your questions below refer to your driving licence and/or vehicle.

Kind regards,

David A Morgan
Freedom of Information Team
Data Sharing & Protection Group | Strategy, Policy and Communications Group | C2 | DVLA | Swansea | SA6 7JL
Twitter: @dvlagovuk

We can always spot an untaxed car. Tax it or lose it.
Rydym wastad yn llwyddo i ddod o hyd i gar heb dreth. Trethwch ef neu byddwch yn ei golli.
Go to/Ewch i www.gov.uk/vehicletax

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI FOI,

It refers to members of the public.

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

FOI FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

Dear Mr A Marfo

Thank you for your email of 18 May about information held on DVLA records.

I can assure you that that the DVLA takes the protection and security of its data very seriously and has procedures in place to ensure data is disclosed only where it is lawful and fair to do so.
Individuals are able to obtain data held on their driving licence by following the instructions found in the following link https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence#...

If an individual believes that the data we hold about them is inaccurate or incomplete, they have the right to request that we correct it without undue delay. We may need to investigate further to confirm that this is the case.

No other government agencies has access to an individual’s personal data. Driver data may be shared with other government departments or public sector bodies who can demonstrate a legal power to permit such sharing and meet the Data Protection requirements. The purpose for which the information is required i.e. driver testing, road traffic enforcement and sentencing must be clear. The release of driver data is more limited than vehicle keeper information, due to the nature of the information held.
Driver information may also be shared, with the authorisation of the driver, with other organisations such as car hire companies or employers wishing to confirm their entitlement to drive.

Please note individuals do not access their own data under the reasonable cause provision. Information about a registered keeper can be released under Regulation 27 of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002 to third parties that have reasonable cause to receive it. Reasonable cause is not defined in legislation but the Government’s policy is that it should relate to the vehicle or its use, following incidents where there may be liability on the part of the driver.
Guidance on what constitutes reasonable cause is published online at www.gov.uk/request-information-from-dvla

You can find out more information in our privacy policy which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

This Policy explains the reasons why we collect and process personal data relating to you, who we may share it with, your rights, and gives the relevant legislation that allows us to do so.

Yours sincerely,

David A Morgan
Freedom of Information Team
Data Sharing & Protection Group | Strategy, Policy and Communications Group | C2 | DVLA | Swansea | SA6 7JL
Twitter: @dvlagovuk

We can always spot an untaxed car. Tax it or lose it.
Rydym wastad yn llwyddo i ddod o hyd i gar heb dreth. Trethwch ef neu byddwch yn ei golli.
Go to/Ewch i www.gov.uk/vehicletax

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,

Thank you for you email.

You state,
"Driver data may be shared with other government departments or public sector bodies who can demonstrate a legal power to permit such sharing and meet the Data Protection requirements."

1. Fully Disclose which government departments or public/private bodies who demonstrate legal power can obtain or has access too members of the publics data?

2. Full Disclosure of DVLAs data protection requirements?

3. Can Police, local authorities and courts access members of the publics data, by their driving licence number?

4. What is DVLAs protocol/policies on impersonators (stolen driver identity or stolen car umber plates)?

5. What data protection polices and procedures/framework is in place in DVLA, to protect the privacy confidentiality, identity of members of the public registered with your services?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ms Marfo

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

1 Atodiad

Dear A Marfo

 

Thank you for your email of 7 February 2020.

 

My colleagues email of 18 May 2019 which you refer to was not a reply
under the Freedom Of Information Act and as such we are unable to conduct
an internal review of the response.

 

We have logged your email of 7 February 2020 as a request for information.
The DVLA are dealing with your request under the terms of The Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Your request has been given the reference: FOIR8251.

 

You should expect to receive a reply to your request by 5 March.

 

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

 

Terry Price

Freedom of Information

Strategy, Policy and Communications Directorate | C2/W  | DVLA  | Swansea
| SA6 7JL

Twitter: [1]@dvlagovuk

 

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We can always spot an untaxed car. Tax it or lose it.

Go to [3]www.gov.uk/vehicletax

Twitter: [4]@dvlagovuk  |  Facebook: [5]dvlagovuk  |  YouTube: dvlagov

 

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Correspondents should note that all communications to DVLA may be
automatically logged, monitored and/or recorded for lawful purposes.

Please visit [6]www.gov.uk/browse/driving for government information on
all aspects of motoring, ranging from log books and driving licences to
driving tests and vehicle tax.
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FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

Ms Marfo

Thank you for your request. I shall be grateful if you could clarify the recorded information you are seeking.

The scope of this request is wide in that you have asked for full disclosure of DVLA's data protection requirements. Your request does not seek specific information and you may wish to narrow your request accordingly.

The Information Commissioner’s Office advises requestors to avoid making ‘catch all requests’ and their advice states [Don’t] send ‘catch-all’ requests for information (such as ‘please provide me with everything you hold about ‘x’) when you aren’t sure what specific documents to ask for.

Regards

Freedom of Information Team

Dear FOI,

Thank you for you email.

You state,
"Driver data may be shared with other government departments or public sector bodies who can demonstrate a legal power to permit such sharing and meet the Data Protection requirements."

1. Fully Disclose which government departments or public/private bodies who demonstrate legal power can obtain or has access too members of the publics data?

2. Full Disclosure of DVLAs data protection requirements?

3. Can Police, local authorities and courts access members of the publics data, by their driving licence number?

4. What is DVLAs protocol/policies on impersonators (stolen driver identity or stolen car umber plates)?

5. What data protection polices and procedures/framework is in place in DVLA, to protect the privacy confidentiality, identity of members of the public registered with your services?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ms Marfo

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI,

Ms Marfo

Thank you for your request. I shall be grateful if you could clarify the recorded information you are seeking.

The scope of this request is wide in that you have asked for full disclosure of DVLA's data protection requirements. Your request does not seek specific information and you may wish to narrow your request accordingly.

The Information Commissioner’s Office advises requestors to avoid making ‘catch all requests’ and their advice states [Don’t] send ‘catch-all’ requests for information (such as ‘please provide me with everything you hold about ‘x’) when you aren’t sure what specific documents to ask for.

Regards

Freedom of Information Team

Dear FOI,

Thank you for you email.

You state,
"Driver data may be shared with other government departments or public sector bodies who can demonstrate a legal power to permit such sharing and meet the Data Protection requirements."

1. List government departments or public/private bodies who demonstrate legal power who can obtain or has access too members of the publics data?

2. Disclosure of DVLAs data protection requirements?

3. Does the Police, local authorities and courts have access to members of the publics data, by their driving licence number?

4. What is DVLAs protocol/policies on impersonators e.g stolen drivers license number or stolen car number plates?

5. What data protection polices and procedures/framework is in place in DVLA, to protect the privacy confidentiality, identity of members of the public registered with your services?

I look forward to hearing from you.

A. Marfo

Dear FOI,

You state,
"Driver data may be shared with other government departments or public sector bodies who can demonstrate a legal power to permit such sharing and meet the Data Protection requirements."

1. List government departments or public/private bodies who demonstrate legal power can obtain or has access too members of the publics data?

2. How does DVLA protect members of the publics data, privacy and confidentiality?

3. Can Police, local authorities and courts access members of the publics data, by their driving licence number/ full name/date of birth?

4. What is DVLAs protocol/policies on impersonators (stolen driver identity or stolen car umber plates)?

Yours sincerely,

A. Marfo

FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

3 Atodiad

Dear A Marfo

 

Please see attached your Freedom of Information response, apologies for
the lateness.

 

Regards

 

Freedom Of Information

Strategy, Policy & Communications Directorate | C2W | DVLA | Swansea | SA6
7JL

Twitter: [1]@dvlagovuk

 

[2]cid:image001.png@01CFCB6E.B7248A20

 

 

We can always spot an untaxed car. Tax it or lose it.

Go to [3]www.gov.uk/vehicletax

Twitter: [4]@dvlagovuk  |  Facebook: [5]dvlagovuk  |  YouTube: dvlagov

 

************************************************************************************
Correspondents should note that all communications to DVLA may be
automatically logged, monitored and/or recorded for lawful purposes.

Please visit [6]www.gov.uk/browse/driving for government information on
all aspects of motoring, ranging from log books and driving licences to
driving tests and vehicle tax.
************************************************************************************

References

Visible links
1. http://www.twitter.com/dvlagovuk
2. http://www.gov.uk/dvla
3. http://www.gov.uk/vehicletax
4. http://www.twitter.com/dvlagovuk
5. http://www.facebook.com/dvlagovuk
6. http://www.gov.uk/browse/driving