Access to vehicle records should be tighter

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The Freight Transport Association has told the DVLA that the release of vehicle keeper data from the UK vehicle register should be more tightly controlled. The announcement comes in response to the DVLA’s consultation document which outlines on how such data should be available.

In particular the definition of any person showing to have ‘reasonable cause’ to be entitled to receive detailed information, including the name and address of the registered keeper of the vehicle, should be properly defined and those seeking to access details should be able to provide both good reasons and evidence of good repute.

Ian Gallagher, FTA’s policy manager said: “We believe that the regulations could be changed to incorporate a definition of ‘reasonable cause’ without leaving the door open to those individuals and bodies that may wish to abuse the system.”

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