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This request relates to EDECS Intermediaries and licence data requests

James Povah made this Freedom of Information request to Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

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Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

1. Is ISO 27001:2005 or ISO 27001:2013 or any other ISO standard a mandatory requirement to become or remain an EDECS intermediary?

2. If no to item 1, is it the intention of the DVLA to request that ISO27001 or any other standard be a mandatory requirement in future. If so, what standard would be required and is this expected to be implemented?

3. What is the DVLA’s policy and procedure and requirements in being appointed as an EDECS intermediary?

4. What are the costs and entry requirements incurred in becoming an EDECS Intermediary?

5. Is it the DVLA intention over the next 36 months to change the charging structure for all EDECS Intermediaries? If so, what is proposed

6. Is it the DVLA intention over the next 36 months to introduce its own service that may/could potentially compete directly with EDECS Intermediary in some way such as introduction of ‘Share My Driver Record (SMDR) or similar service that will allow commercial business that have a need (excluding car and van rental companies or similar) to check licences data of employees or workers?

7. If yes to item 6, will this service be free of charge?

8. If yes to item 6, will this service be a chargeable service and is if so, what will the anticipated cost per licence record or what anticipated charging structure will apply for single, volume or batch enquiries?

9. Is there a facility being considered or introduced during the next 36 months to send and receive licence data via EDECS service using VPN tunnel rather than any other method such as dedicated MPLS line?

10. What is the policy and procedure for becoming an accredited trade association to the DVLA for licence checking service(s)?

11. Is it possible to be granted full access via the EDECS service for additional data such as photo images, CPC details if consent has been granted by the data subject as stated in the current D796 consent form?

12. If no to item 11, under what circumstance would this information be available if it was a business need?

13. If no to item 11, what conditions would apply before release was possible - please describe in detail what condition need to be met to obtain approval for the release of the additional information as stated below;

a. Photo images
b. CPC

14. Please advise what new services the DVLA have planned to release in the next 36 months that relate to driving licence verification of licence data either to commercial marketplace or via its intermediaries?

15. It is understood that a new API service is being developed with ADLV and existing EDECS members for real-time service (results at the point of request with sub second result) and possibly batch enquiries. Therefore, is it the intention of the DVLA to promote this service publicly or commercially to increase up take of these services to other commercial parties - We understand that organisation may apply to the DVLA for such a service, but is it the intention to promote the uptake of the service in any way?

16. Currently the DVLA offer an online DLV service for Public Sector bodies to be used for their own employees (under a contract of employment). Would the DVLA confirm if approval has been granted to any public sector or authority using the DLV service the right to use this for checking and monitoring driving licence holders of Hackney Taxi /Private Taxi Hire applicants or approved badge holders licenced by the authority for which they are not an employee?

Yours faithfully,

James

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Dear Mr Povah,

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: FOIR4254.

You should receive a reply to your request no later than 1 December 2014. If you have any 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 | D16 | DVLA | Swansea | SA6 7JL
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Dear Mr Povah,

Please find attached the reply to your Freedom of Information request FOIR4254.

Thanks & Regards,

David A Morgan
Freedom of Information Team
Data Sharing & Protection Group | Strategy, Policy and Communications Group | D16 | DVLA | Swansea | SA6 7JL
Twitter: @dvlagovuk

1 October 2014 – the tax disc is abolished.
Find out more at: www.gov.uk/dvla/nomoretaxdisc

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