Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Data Protection

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 201731, how many cases have come before the Information Commissioner in relation to allegations that the DVLA computer system has been illegally accessed by private car park operators to obtain a driver's personal data in the last year.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The Information Commissioner performs her regulatory functions independently of Government. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport does not hold operational data on the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) enforcement activity and is unable to to provide detail on specific complaints or investigations on behalf of the Commissioner. The ICO does, however, publish a range of management information about enforcement activity they have undertaken and numbers of complaints received and addressed on their website (ico.org.uk). Enquiries about specific cases can be made directly to the ICO using the general enquiry form available on their website.

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