The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) and The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will work together on the implementation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) for the ADD service. By talking with its members’ fleet customers, ADLV hopes these discussions will help define the industry standard.

To support its members, ADLV will share an advisory document for fleet managers that will include topics like: ‘Potential changes in the mandate and the associated terms and processes’, ‘Required Audit trails and what happens to the data afterwards’, ‘Required Training Issues’, ‘The content of Privacy Notices on how the data will be used and how long information can be held’, and ‘The right to be forgotten’.

“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,” commented Terry Hiles, ADLV Director and Commercial Director of Licence Check Ltd., on the new regulations.

Kevin Curtis, ADLV Director and Managing Director of Driving Monitor, called GDPR “the biggest data challenge on the horizon for fleet managers”. However, with the help of ADLV, members will be prepared for the change. An advisory document will be published early next year, and members can also benefit from a helping service that will answer any questions.

“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 25 May 2018,” concluded Donna Jones, Senior Commercial Data Sharing Manager at DVLA.