You can read the Data Protection Act 1998 fair processing notice for the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) before you use its online booking services.
Who controls your data
The data controller for personal information collected by DSA is the Department for Transport (DfT). DSA is an executive agency of DfT and as such directly manages all personal information it collects and processes.
Pearson VUE acts as DSA’s data processors to administer and conduct driving theory tests. Pearson VUE is allowed to collect and process personal information on DSA’s behalf.
Processing your personal data
Personal information will be processed mainly to:
- register candidates
- collect payment
- confirm identity and entitlement
- provide tests (including results)
- create management information, including analysis and research to improve road safety, customer service and satisfaction
DSA must ensure the integrity of the driving test and the register of approved driving instructors. Your personal data may be processed during DSA’s investigations into fraud and integrity.
DSA may use the personal data you supply for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime and apprehending or prosecuting offenders.
Personal information is also used to provide links for checking and enabling the lawful provision of driving licences. This is done by DVLA.
Collection of credit and debit card details
Your credit and debit card details are submitted via a secure server using industry standard encryption.
Your credit card details will be kept for up to 7 years as required for accounting purposes.
This information will only be used for:
- processing payments
- preventing and detecting crime
- apprehending or prosecuting offenders
Transferring your data
Personal information will be transferred and processed by Pearson VUE in the USA.
Compliance with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 is established via the US Department of Commerce ‘Safe Harbor’ framework.
No further disclosures are made by DSA or Pearson VUE other than:
- in accordance with the law
- to comply with legal obligations
- in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998
Such disclosures are listed in DfT’s entry in the UK Information Commissioner’s public register of data controllers. DfT’s registration number is Z7122992.
Contacting you in future
DSA may use your information to contact you about its services in the future. Email DSA if you don’t want to get these notifications.
You’ll need to give your:
- driving licence number
You’ll need to say that you’re opting out from getting information from DSA about its services in future.
DSA customer services
You can email DSA with your data protection queries.
DSA data protection