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Embracing GDPR will ensure fleet policies remain fit for purpose

Malcolm Maycock

The new GDPR regulations go live on the May 25 and after months of preparation companies should be ready to meet the latest EU data protection regulations.

Companies who run car fleets now have until the August 25 for drivers – whether they drive a company vehicle or not - to change from the current consent form to the new declaration which authorises their request for licence data online from the DVLA.

Make use of those extra three months as companies will be liable for any fine if their provider is not adhering to GDPR legislation.

We’ve written to all our customers and are ready to turn on our new online e-declaration on May 25. We’ve even developed bespoke courses for staff to help make data compliance much easier for our fleets.

From the outset the DVLA set up the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) to ensure best practice in the validation of driver entitlement. This includes compliance with the ISO 27001 information security management system.

Rest assured that each ADLV member such as Licence Bureau has spent a great deal of time and money getting their business and customers ready to embrace GDPR. 

Companies, whatever their fleet size should look to engage with an ADLV member, in the knowledge they are regularly audited both by DVLA and ISO compliance experts.  

For many GDPR has been a challenge, but those who have embraced it have been able to re-evaluate their internal data management processes to make sure their policies are fit for purpose and will continue to be monitored and work with the forthcoming Data Protection Act.

By Malcolm Maycock, managing director Licence Bureau 

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