DVLA sold almost 1.6m vehicle records to private companies in three months

Staff writer
General View of the DVLA office in Oxford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 28, 2012. See PA story  . Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
General View of the DVLA office in Oxford. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 28, 2012. See PA story . Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

New figures show that during the last quarter of 2017, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) passed on record numbers of driver details to private parking firms. In data released by the company itself, it was found that a total of 1,576,593 records were released between October and December 2017 – the highest quarterly total yet announced.

In total, 4.3 million sets of personal details were handed to parking firms in this financial year. The RAC Foundation suggested that figures would rise even higher in 2017-2018, with the DVLA on track to sell nearly 6 million records during that time.