Guidance

DVSA privacy notices

Privacy notices for Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) activities and services.

Published 25 May 2018
Last updated 19 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Book and manage your driving test: privacy notice.' Edited section 2. What data we need - added the lawful basis for processing as a 'public task.' Edited section 5. How long we keep your data – added new statement saying we will hold “electronic copies of your driving test booking for 7 years.”

  2. Added new notices: Pay a DVSA roadside fine: privacy notice Book and manage driving and riding tests for your pupils: privacy notice Check the MOT history of a vehicle: privacy notice Get MOT reminders: privacy notice Motorcycle training and instruction: privacy notice

  3. Updated the privacy notice for DVSA intelligence and targeting to add information about the service to check an HGV is ready to cross the border. Updated the privacy notice for DVSA International Road Haulage Permits Office to add more information about why we need the data.

  4. Added privacy notices for DVSA intelligence and targeting, DVSA consultations, and social media use.

  5. Updated the privacy notices for booking and managing your driving test and approved driving instructor (ADI) registration and services to add the legal basis for sharing information with NHS Test and Trace.

  6. Updated the privacy notices for booking and managing your driving test and approved driving instructor (ADI) registration and services to add information about sending your information to the NHS Test and Trace Service (Test and Protect in Scotland, and Test, Trace, Protect in Wales) if a DVSA member of staff you had close contact tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

  7. Added information to the privacy notices for theory tests and driving tests about using GOV.UK Notify to send emails and text messages.

  8. Added a privacy notice for driving instructor appeals.

  9. Updated the CCTV and body-worn cameras privacy notice to explain that an external company (Pearson VUE) is the data controller for CCTV in theory test centres.

  10. Updated the privacy notice to give the definition of CCTV and reference that CCTV may be used in staff investigations. Made reference to redaction software to protect the identity of others.

  11. Added a privacy notice for court cases.

  12. Added content about how DVSA share and keep driving test data.

  13. Added approved driving instructor (ADI) registration and services privacy notice.

  14. Added a privacy notice for reporting a lorry, bus or coach driver or company.

  15. Updated the DVSA International Road Haulage Permits Office privacy notice to say that we will share anonymised data with GOV.UK and the Government Digital Service on how you used the site to apply for permits.

  16. Added a privacy notice about counter-fraud.

  17. Added a privacy notice for booking and managing theory tests for your pupils, and updated the privacy notice for the DVSA International Road Haulage Permits Office.

  18. Added a privacy notice about the use of CCTV and body-worn cameras.

  19. Updated the privacy notice for the service to book and manage your driving test to clarify how information is used for research projects.

  20. Added the privacy policy for the DVSA International Road Haulage Permits Office.

  21. Added privacy policies for becoming an MOT tester and setting up an MOT test station.

  22. First published.