Swansea: DVLA dismisses five people in Wales over data breaches in three years

By Alun Jones

Five people have been dismissed by the DVLA in Wales in the last three years for breaches of the Data Protection Act. Offences included “unauthorised access of the vehicle record” and “releasing information to a third party”.

The Swansea-based agency, which employs about 5,000 staff, said it took data protection “extremely seriously”.

The information was obtained in a Freedom of Information request by BBC Wales’ Newyddion Arlein.

As well as the dismissals, one person received a written warning for “mail sent accidentally to an incorrect e-mail address”.

Another received a written warning for “document containing legal advice, subject to legal and professional privilege, accidentally posted out to claimant with relevant papers”.

The DVLA said it takes data protection “extremely seriously, monitor databases carefully and take any cases of misuse seriously”.

Source: BBC


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


©2024 reputationalcompliance.com

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?