protection changes with the new GDPR regulations |
has reduced the information it makes available from enquiries
We have seen
the data released through the DVLA V888 procedure has reduced significantly in
the last 12 months and also with an MOT history search the details on where the
car was tested have been removed. Clearly those changes are part of the preparations
being made by DVLA with GDPR coming into force in May 2018. See our earlier NEWS
Changes to DVLA info
Changes to MOT history release
our data security policy and limited, data release notes & cookies note.
Security Policy & Cookies
V8 Register - MG Car Club
the V8 Register was launched in October 1978, MGV8 enthusiasts registering their
cars with the V8 Register have been asked the question whether they wish to have
any information passed to fellow members. Initially that was as a common courtesy
within a members' motor club but later it was necessary to comply with data protection
requirements introduced in the UK. When our V8 Database was restructured some
ten years ago we restricted the data release to only "limited data"
and that any release would only be available to fellow members who had themselves
agreed to limited data release. The reciprocal principle. That has worked well
with very few requests for limited data release. The requests we have had
have been mainly from fellow members trying to trace an MGV8 they once owned with
a fond hope of possibly buying it back should it ever become available. Other
requests come from members wishing to make contact with fellow MGV8 enthusiasts
in their area for support and social reasons. That limited data release has only
been made with the consent of the registered member |
We take data security
seriously and particularly the wishes of our members with regard to any release
of limited vehicle details and member contacts to fellow V8 Register members.
We do not release postal addresses as sadly we are aware of increasing
thefts of classic cars from owners' garages. Those data release wishes are recorded
in our secure database based on the response of each registrant to the question
regarding their consent to the "circulation of data" - simply "Yes"
or "No". Where the registrant does not make a response our system defaults
to "No data release". Any updated data release requirements from fellow
members are added to their record.
new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25th
May 2018, our release of limited personal data will now cease. The V8 Registrar
will only consider the release of limited data for a member if that member has
given specific consent to the release of their data and in no case will their
home address be released. You can update your records on the V8 Database using
our convenient online registration
to UK data protection regulations
new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on 25th
May 2018. These regulations will have an impact on the way that car clubs handle,
store and transfer data, and it is important that we are ready for these changes.
Compared to the current data protection framework under the Data Protection Act
1998, the GDPR will bring a number of important changes and enhancements. The
British Government will adopt the regulation while the country remains in the
EU and mirror it once it leaves, through a new Data Protection Bill that is currently
passing through Parliament.
is the GDPR?
EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is the most important
change to data protection and privacy law in two decades. It was approved by the
EU Parliament in April 2016 and comes into force in the UK on 25th May 2018. The
GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and, while similar to the current
regime under the 1998 Act in many ways, it is a great deal more modern, taking
into account major advances in science and technology. Most importantly for organisations
handling personal data it is more demanding.
In particular, the growth of the internet and the significant increase in the
amount of personal data being transferred, stored, and processed online means
that legislation that worked 20 years ago is, in many respects, no longer up to