If the DVLA processed your data in a way that breaches data protection laws, you could be due thousands of pounds in compensation. You could have a claim if you received a private parking fine from 2016 to the present day, and any of the following apply:
You could also have a compensation claim if:
Keller Lenkner UK has launched a DVLA data breach action to help protect the data rights of those affected. Group actions can be a powerful tool and have a bigger impact than a single claim.
IF YOU THINK YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THE DVLA DATA BREACH, CONTACT US TO FIND OUT ABOUT MAKING A NO-WIN, NO-FEE DATA BREACH COMPENSATION CLAIM.
We believe that the DVLA’s poor data process are routinely letting people down. For example, the DVLA does not ask for anything other than basic information (vehicle, make, model, reg plate) prior to providing personal information for a PCN.
The DVLA does not check if:
This is a data protection failure.
Even with a valid ticket, the DVLA often provides private parking companies with incorrect data and breaches data protection rules in other ways. For example, by not keeping its systems up to date.
To claim compensation with Keller Lenkner UK, you will need:
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When it comes to data protection botches and abuses, it is not just about data breaches. Too many organisations fail to uphold our data rights in other ways. Under the GDPR, your data can only be processed for “specified, explicit and legitimate” purposes. It also must be kept accurate, up-to-date, and safe. You must also provide your consent for how it can be used.
Companies collecting your data must also undertake a DPIA (Data Protection Impact Assessment) to make sure personal data is being lawfully used and processed. Our investigations show that is not happening.
In response, Keller Lenkner UK is:
CONTACT US TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN GET YOU COMPENSATION FOR THE MISUSE OF YOUR DATA.
In 2020, a Freedom of Information Request uncovered that the DVLA had reported almost 200 data breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) across 2019/2020. The ICO is the UK’s data protection watchdog. These privacy failures could have repercussions on those whose information has been exposed.
The sheer volume of breaches reported proves that the DVLA has a serious data protection problem.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is passing drivers’ names and addresses to private parking companies so that they can issue parking fines. Our legal experts believe this breaks data protection law. Especially as rogue firms have been uncovered using aggressive tactics when handing out unfair parking tickets.
Find out more about making a group action claim for compensation.
What does no-win, no-fee actually mean and are there really no costs if you appoint us?
See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about the DVLA data breach.
The DVLA is passing the names and addresses of registered vehicle owners to private parking companies to enable them to issue parking fines. But all too often, it is breaching individual data protection rights by processing data without the proper care and attention. Keller Lenkner UK has launched a DVLA data breach group action to help protect the data rights of those affected.
You could have a claim if you received a private parking fine from 2016 to the present day, and any of the following apply:
You could also have a compensation claim if:
To start a claim, you will need to provide us with evidence that you have been issued with a PCN (e.g. payment of the fine, the original PCN etc.). We also need the name of the parking company and the location of the private car park where the fine was issued. We will also require evidence to show that your data was processed incorrectly (we might be able to help you find this evidence).
We are only able to help registered vehicle users living in England & Wales.
We cannot say for certain. However, if the DVLA breached your data, you could be due thousands of pounds in compensation.
No-win, no-fee means that you won’t have to pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful. There are no hidden charges or other administration fees. If your claim is successful, you may have to pay a ‘success fee’. This fee is taken from the compensation awarded to you. At Keller Lenkner UK, our success fee is competitive, and we always explain the costs in full before you appoint us as your data breach lawyers.
The DVLA manages a vast amount of data. This includes drivers’ names, addresses, dates of birth, photographs, entitlements, endorsements, convictions, and relevant medical information. The DVLA also holds information about vehicle registration numbers, identification numbers, makes and models, emissions and tax status.
The DVLA claims that it only passes data to third parties where there are “practical motoring benefits” – this includes private parking companies. However, by processing data without the proper care and attention, and not checking that PCNs are valid and correct, we believe that the DVLA is breaching the data rights of registered vehicle owners across the UK.
A group action claim is where a group of people – sometimes even thousands of people – have been affected by the same issue. Group action cases are also known as class actions, multi-claimant, or multi-party actions. A group action allows people with the same type of claim to bring it together on a collective basis to strengthen their overall position and make a big organisation take the matter seriously. This increases their chances of settlement or success in litigation.
If you have been involved in a separate DVLA data breach, contact us to discuss making an individual data breach claim against the DVLA. You can do this even if you also join our group action.
While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:
With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.
GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.