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ADLV prepares driver licence check advisory document to help fleets meet GDPR requirements

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The Association For Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) is working to help fleet operators with the implementation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) for the Access to Drivers Data service.

The organisation is working with the DVLA and hopes that by helping to explain the GDPR rules for its members’ fleet customers, discussions will help to define the industry standard.

The ADLV will support members with an advisory document for fleet managers, which will include such topics as:

  • The content of privacy notices on how the data will be used and how long information can be held.
  • Required audit trails and what happens to the data afterwards.
  • The right to be forgotten.
  • Potential changes in the mandate and the associated terms and processes.
  • Required training Issues.

Terry Hiles, ADLV director and commercial director of Licence Check, said: “GDPR is going to present a challenge to a worryingly large number of businesses which have hitherto assumed that sitting beside the driver to look at their licence details using the DVLA’s service for individuals is sufficient evidence of consent.

"As an association, speaking to businesses of all sizes in the UK, we find that our members encounter this on a daily basis.

"The reality is though that this service is for the individual driver’s use only.”

Donna Jones, senior commercial data sharing manager at DVLA, added: “We welcome the advice that is to be given to ADLV members.

"The DVLA has been undertaking a detailed review of all its contracts in relation to GDPR, including the ADD contract which we expect to rollout in March 2018, in readiness for the new legislation being implemented from May 25, 2018.”

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