European Data Protection Digest

DVLA Bans Councils for Improper Database Use

DATA PROTECTION—UK

December 13, 2012

The Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) has banned hundreds of local authorities from accessing its database for improper use, BBC News reports. The DVLA has temporarily banned 294 organisations since 2009, and 38 organisations have been permanently banned. According to the report, abuses stemmed from poor administration. Big Brother Watch Director Nick Pickles said the “public are right to be worried that their privacy is at risk across a range of government services.”
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