Release of information from DVA records
The Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) controls the driver register database which holds driver entitlement information. Only DVA authorised staff can access this database for information. However, legislation allows DVA to show information to those who have a legal right to receive it.
Information from DVA’s driver records
By law, DVA must protect your personal details held on the register. DVA can however, under Government regulations, show information and share driver information with other Government departments where legislation allows it.
Driver information can also be shared, with the consent of the driver, to organisations, such as car hire companies, or employers wishing to confirm a driver’s entitlement to drive.
Asking for information from DVA records
You can ask the DVA for information held about you on your driver record. Write to:
What to do if your details are asked for dishonestly
If you think that your details have been asked for dishonestly or misused, you can write to DVA at the address in the link below:
Give your details and explain how you believe the information has been misused. DVA will look into all claims where information has been asked for inappropriately and will refer your query to the Information Commissioner for prosecution if the need arises.
If you are not satisfied with the way DVA has handled your complaint, you can contact the Information Commissioner.
DVA can't resolve disputes over individual circumstances between the relevant parties.