This privacy notice explains how DVLA processes your personal data. In particular, it explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your data.
DVLA aims to comply with all applicable data protection laws when processing your personal information. These laws are in place to safeguard your personal information and include measures covering data security, your rights regarding your personal data, and the use and disclosure of your data.
Further information on the standards you can expect from us is set out in our
personal information charter.
Published 24 May 2018
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13 May 2022
Private car parking management companies added to 'Who we may share personal information with
Where it is lawful to do so',
27 April 2022
Amended para 2. Information we hold about you - to link to new form to make a subject access request
22 February 2022
Section 16: Added email address for DVLA's Data Protection Manager.
13 January 2022
Amendment to 'Why you must provide your personal data' within Para 3. When you apply for a driving licence
17 November 2021
Amended point 11, When you contact us about Clean Air Zones.
10 November 2021
Updated section 3.
29 September 2021
Updated section 13.
14 July 2021
Additional information added under point 1.
5 July 2021
Updated Data Protection address
4 June 2021
Updated sections 4, 5, 11, 12 and added a new section 13.
23 February 2021
Added a new section to the document under number 14.
5 February 2021
Additional information added at the end of point 3.
2 February 2021
Amendment to address for subject access requests.
4 January 2021
More links to privacy information added.
22 July 2020
New section 11 added
21 July 2020
Updated section 5 and added new section 11 (Charging Clean Air Zones).
16 July 2020
Updated number of driver records we hold.
1 May 2020
26 March 2020
13 February 2020
Section 3 updated
21 January 2020
29 August 2019
Update to Welsh version
29 August 2019
Updated information about V5C Registration Certificate.
2 July 2019
23 April 2019
Section 9: 'When you buy a private (personalised) registration number' - 'What information we collect' section updated.
25 February 2019
Trailer registration information added.
3 October 2018
29 May 2018
24 May 2018