of information from DVLA's registers INF266|
Over the last few
years the amount of data obtainable from DVLA on a classic car has reduced significantly
so now information is only available to applicants in a number of lawful circumstances.
The DVLA document "Release
of information from DVLA's registers - INF266"
has 15 pages which set out the circumstances when an applicant can apply to DVLA
for data from its registers on a vehicle.
sets out very clearly what information can be released by DVLA and to whom
and the circumstances that enable individual applicants to be able to apply for
and obtain information on vehicles and former owners from DVLA's registers.
our earlier NEWS item on this topic released on 20th October 2017. More
our previous NEWS item reporting changes in the availability of information on
vehicles from DVLA, a further document has been releqased by DVLA: "Release
of information from DVLA's registers - INF266". This document was last
updated in July 2017 and refers to "all data sharing undertaken by DVLA is
carried out in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
It's likely a further update will follow shortly to mention that the data release
will need to observe the new data regulations - GDPR - which come into effect
in the UK this month.
The document INF266 sets out very clearly what information can
be released by DVLA and to whom and the circumstances that enable individual applicants
to be able to apply for and obtain information on vehicles and former owners from
.To carry out its functions, DVLA has two separate databases.
The driver register and the vehicle register. While the law requires
the agency to protect the privacy of individual motorists whose details we hold
on both registers, there are a number of lawful circumstances in which data
can be released from the registers.
It holds each driver's name, address, date of birth,
photograph, entitelemnt, endorsements, convictions and relevant medical information
that may affect a person's ability to drive.
It is primarily to identfy vehicles used on the
public roads, to assist law enforcement and the collection of taxes and to facilitate
improved road safety. It holds information on each motor vehicle (for example,
registration mark, vehicle identification number, make and model, emissions) and
the vehicles tax status. It also includes the name and address of the registered
keeper, dates of acquisition and disposal.