Policy paper

DVLA privacy policy

This privacy notice explains how DVLA processes your personal data. In particular, it explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your data.



DVLA aims to comply with all applicable data protection laws when processing your personal information. These laws are in place to safeguard your personal information and include measures covering data security, your rights regarding your personal data, and the use and disclosure of your data.

Further information on the standards you can expect from us is set out in our personal information charter.

Published 24 May 2018
Last updated 1 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Update to DVLA privacy policy document.

  2. Updated information.

  3. Section 3 updated

  4. Privacy policy updated

  5. Update to Welsh version

  6. Updated information about V5C Registration Certificate.

  7. Introduction updated.

  8. Section 9: 'When you buy a private (personalised) registration number' - 'What information we collect' section updated.

  9. Trailer registration information added.

  10. Attachment updated.

  11. Added translation

  12. First published.