Concerns over breach of data privacy could lead to potential DVLA investigation

It's been revealed that concerns have been raised over whether the DVLA's selling of vehicle keeper records to third party companies could constitute a breach of data privacy.  

A report in Auto Express described how the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is now looking at issues surrounding the sale of information, which includes sales to private parking firms, and whether there is a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) breach.

The DVLA sells millions of sets of vehicle keeper records ever year, charging companies around £2.50 in administration costs for every piece of information.

Although the ICO is looking into the situation, it has also made clear that no investigation has been launched as yet. 

The news comes as it was revealed that private parking fines have increased by over a million in 12 months. A whopping 6.8 million sets of vehicle keeper records were purchased by private parking companies in the 2018-19 financial year, which represents a 16% increase on the previous year.

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