DVLA to look at register

The Department of Transport has announced a public consultation about the DVLA selling personal details to anyone who claims reasonable cause.

The move has been welcomed by the RAC Foundation as it will ask for your views on the organisations that should have access and how their requests will be audited. Currently cowboy clamping firms are on the DVLA's list of companies to whom they will sell personal information, for example.

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"Motorsists are required by law to provide information to DVLA and they need to be certain that only bona fide organisations with a genuine need can obtain their personal details," said RAC Foundation's Edmund King. "We warned DVLA about abuse of the so-called "reasonable cause" loophole five years ago and were told that there was no 'widespread evidence of abuse'. Motorsists have told us this is no longer the case and we are pleaed to welcome the Government's review of the whole scheme."

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