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Data Protection

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the passing on of motorists' private addresses to third parties other than the police by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998. [HL4868]

The Data Protection Act 1998 does not permit or prevent the passing on of personal data. Instead the Act provides a framework in which data may be used. Information held on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's vehicle record may be disclosed to third parties other than the police in a number of circumstances. Disclosure in these circumstances is therefore in accordance with the Act.