DVLA giving out an individuals personal data to parking companies

James Caithness made this Freedom of Information 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,

DVLA gave my personal data to a private company. This company says in its literature that it will share information with "Analytics organisations".

Please supply me with the following information.

1. Who gave my personal information to this company.

2. Was DVLA paid for the information.

3. I want DVLA to provide me with its "complaints procedure"

4. I want the name and address of the CEO of DVLA.

5. I want DVLA to get my personal information back from the company you sold it to.

Further to this : -

Please Furnish me with the the following information : -

- the DVLA's definition of the 'reasonable cause' that must be demonstrated by a private company before they will have data provided to them

- the DVLA's definition of 'fair enforcement' as it pertains to the private parking industry

- the DVLA processes and procedures for assessing whether the private company has demonstrated 'reasonable cause' to have data, in each individual request

- the number of staff employed by the DVLA in assessing whether private companies have demonstrated this 'reasonable cause'.

- the DVLA processes and procedures used to 'carefully evaluate' every individual request for information

- the number of staff employed by the DVLA in the process of carefully evaluating every request for information

Yours faithfully,

James Caithness

FOI FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

Dear Mr Caithness,

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: FOIR6954.

You should expect to receive a reply to your request by 31 July 2018.

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

Thanks & Regards,

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

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Gadawodd Edward Williams anodiad ()

The DVLA allows private parking companies to access vehicle keeper records by the electronic KADOE service.

The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002

Disclosure of registration and licensing particulars
27.—(1) The Secretary of State may make any particulars contained in the register available for use—

(a)by a local authority for any purpose connected with the investigation of an offence or of a decriminalised parking contravention;
(b)by a chief officer of police;
(c)by a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;
(d)by an officer of Customs and Excise in Northern Ireland; or
(e)by any person who can show to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that he has reasonable cause for wanting the particulars to be made available to him.

They are supposed to check each request but dont bother.

FOI FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

Dear Mr Caithness

Before we can fully consider your request for information can you provide the following information.

1. what is the name of the company you have made your request about?

2. what have you seen in this company's literature that suggests that your data will be passed to third parties and for what purpose?

If we do not here from you within three months we will assume that you no longer wish to pursue this request.

Regards

Ian Davies
Freedom of Information Team, Data Sharing & Protection Group | Strategy, Policy & Communications Directorate| C2 - West | 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

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Dear FOI FOI,

Because the company says on its literature it will "share with analytics organisations".

I don't have to tell you the name of the company because you lot gave my data to this company. You should know who you age my data too.

Or do you just give personal data out willy-nilly?

Yours sincerely,

James Caithness

Dear FOI FOI,

And further to my reply to you Mr Davies.

The fact remains you lot gave my data out. Now answer my first request to you in full and deal with your clear breach of data protection.

Yours sincerely,

James Caithness

FOI FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

Dear Mr Caithness

We need you to provide the name of the company otherwise we will be unable to fully answer your request. This is covered under section 8(1)(c) FOIA.

If you insist on not providing the name of the company we will be unable to progress your request.

Regards

Ian Davies
Freedom of Information Team, Data Sharing & Protection Group | Strategy, Policy & Communications Directorate| C2 - West | 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

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Dear FOI FOI,

The name of the company is "Civil Enforcement Ltd".

You do not give anymore information out to this company about me especially this FOI request to you.

You DO NOT tell them I have been in contact with you at all.

Never again give any of my data/information to any organisation other than the police.

Are we clear.

Yours sincerely,

James Caithness

FOI FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

Dear Mr Caithness

You will also need to answer question 2 that was asked in my email this morning before we can proceed with your request for information.

Regards

Ian Davies
Freedom of Information Team, Data Sharing & Protection Group | Strategy, Policy & Communications Directorate| C2 - West | 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

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Dear FOI FOI,

I did answer your question 2. Look above. The answer I gave was this

"share with analytics organisations".

That is on its literature to me.

Now stop being obtuse and get on with it.

If you carry on like this anymore I will lodge a formal complaint against you Mr Ian Davies and I will be writing to my MP and the Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

James Caithness

FOI FOI, Asiantaeth Trwyddedu Gyrwyr a Cherbydau

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Dear Mr Caithness,

Please see attached a reply to your Freedom of Information request, FOIR6954.

Regards

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

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Gadawodd Jean Woolley anodiad ()

I believe the DVLA have breached the GDPR in this case.
The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002 s28. The Secretary of State may sell information derived from particulars contained in the register—
(a)to such persons as the Secretary of State thinks fit;
(b)for such price and on such other terms, and subject to such restrictions, as the Secretary of State thinks fit,
if the information does not identify any person or contain anything enabling any person to be identified.
These last 2 lines are the important ones.The information that the company were given DID identify the man.