European Data Protection Digest

DVLA To Give Company Offshore Access

PRIVACY—UK & INDIA

March 23, 2012

The UK's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is planning to give offshore IBM staff access to data on all UK drivers, PC Advisor reports. The plan will allow staff in India access to drivers' registration plate numbers, addresses and credit card numbers, but the DVLA says the data will remain in the UK. A DVLA spokesman said, "All our information is stored in the UK and there are absolutely no plans to change this," adding, "We are seeking appropriate assurances that it will not be possible for the data to be printed, copied or amended in any way when it is accessed from abroad." Meanwhile, the DVLA says, following a rise in automatic plate recognition technology, there has been a rise in parking fines.
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