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Data Protection Register - Entry Details

Registration Number: Z7122992

Date Registered: 25 September 2002    Registration Expires: 24 September 2018

Data Controller: Department for Transport

Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road

Other Names:

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency
Driver And Vehicle Stands Agency
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Vehicle Certification Agency

This data controller states that it is a public authority under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 or a Scottish public authority under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

This register entry describes, in very general terms, the personal data being processed by:

Department for Transport

Nature of work - General business

Description of processing

The following is a broad description of the way this organisation/data controller processes personal information. To understand how your own personal information is processed you may need to refer to any personal communications you have received, check any privacy notices the organisation has provided or contact the organisation to ask about your personal circumstances.

Reasons/purposes for processing information

We process personal information to enable us to carry out our responsibilities which includes: maintaining our accounts and records, consideration and investigation of complaints, answering queries, undertaking research, the provision of education or training, property management, corporate administration, the administration of grants and the support and management of our staff. We also process personal information for licensing, enforcement and regulatory duties, crime prevention and prosecution of offenders, accident investigation, and road safety and traffic/ incident management on the strategic road network. 

Type/classes of information processed

We process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This may include:

We also process sensitive classes of information that may include:

Who the information is processed about

We process personal information about our:

Who the information may be shared with

We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themself and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA). What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.

Where necessary or required we share information with:


CCTV - Crime Prevention, use of ANPR cameras and/or Staff Monitoring

CCTV is used for maintaining the security of property and premises, staff safety and for preventing and investigating crime, it may also be used to monitor staff when carrying out work duties. For these reasons the information processed may include visual images, personal appearance and behaviours. This information may be about staff, customers and clients, offenders and suspected offenders, members of the public and those inside, entering or in the immediate vicinity of the area under surveillance. Where necessary or required this information is shared with the data subjects themselves, employees and agents, services providers, police forces, security organisations and persons making an enquiry.


It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. When this is needed information may be transferred to countries or territories around the world. Any transfers made will be in full compliance with all aspects of the data protection act.


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