ADLV to work closely with DVLA on GDPR

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The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV), of which Jaama is a member, is to work closely with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The new Regulation comes into effect on May 25 and requires changes to be made to the Access to Drivers’ Data (ADD) Service.
By helping to explain the GDPR rules for its members’ fleet customers, the ADLV believes that discussions will help to define the industry standard. The ADLV will support members with an advisory document for fleet managers, which will include such topics as:

•The content of Privacy Notices on how the data will be used and how long information can be held.
•Required audit trails and what happens to the data afterwards.
•The right to be forgotten.
•Potential changes in drivers’ mandates and the associated terms and processes.
•Required training issues.
Kevin Curtis, ADLV director, said: “GDPR is the biggest data challenge on the horizon for fleet managers. The ADLV will be advising members on how to prepare fully for the changes ahead.”
Donna Jones, DVLA senior commercial data sharing manager, said: “The DVLA has been undertaking a detailed review of all its contracts in relation to GDPR, including the ADD contract which we expect to rollout in March, in readiness for the new legislation.”
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MoT overhaul from May 20

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MoT testing on cars and light commercial vehicles in England, Scotland and Wales is to undergo a major overhaul from May 20.
Impacting on Class 3, 4, 5 and 7 vehicles, the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published an updated MoT Inspection Manual that outlines the changes.
Although in draft form - changes may still be made before the final manual is issued in May - the major alteration is that each vehicle defect found will be categorised as either ‘dangerous’, ‘major’ or ‘minor’. Manual advisories will no longer be given. 
‘Dangerous’ and ‘major’ defects will cause a vehicle to fail its MoT test and drivers will be advised not to drive the vehicle away in its current condition. However, ‘minor’ defects will be considered as being similar to advisories in the current test. A vehicle will still pass its MoT if it only has ‘minor’ defects. 
The changes are part of a European Union directive and, according to the RAC, while they may seem like “a sensible move” confusion could be caused among motorists. A spokesman said: “Rather than MoT failures simply being black and white, the new system creates the potential for confusion as testers will have to make a judgement as to whether faults are ‘dangerous’, ‘major’ or ‘minor’. This will surely be open to interpretation which may lead to greater inconsistency from one test centre to another.”
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Join the DVSA Earned Recognition Pilot through Jaama

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Thirty businesses and public sector organisations are now benefiting from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition pilot. 
The pilot, which involves Jaama customers, is a new way for organisations with lorries, buses and coaches to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards.
The businesses will regularly share performance information with DVSA, such as their MoT initial pass rates and if their drivers have broken drivers’ hours rules. In return, their vehicles from Wednesday (January 31) will no longer be routinely stopped at the roadside by DVSA. That will allow DVSA enforcement officers to target inspections and roadside checks at drivers and vehicles most likely to be a danger.
The fleets involved in the scheme, collectively responsible for more than 6,000 lorries, buses or coaches, include: BT, City of Wakefield metropolitan district council, Cemex UK, CT Plus - a social enterprise, DPD Group, Fraikin, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Speedy Asset Services and Wincanton Group. 
However, fleets have until February 28 to join the pilot with the full scheme expected to launch later in 2018. When it’s launched, vehicle operators who have joined will be able to:
•Prove they’re an exemplary operator, which can help when they bid for contracts, and raise their profile with potential customers
•Use the DVSA earned recognition marque in their marketing and publicity, showing they’re serious about road safety
•Have their details shown on GOV.UK, so people know they’ve achieved the high standards needed to join the scheme
•Get access to a dedicated DVSA earned recognition team to discuss issues and ideas to help their business
Additionally their vehicles will continue to be less likely to be stopped at the roadside for checks.
DVSA chief executive Gareth Llewellyn, said: “This pilot is allowing the best operators to go about their business unhindered, so we can target our activity at those most likely to be a danger to all road users.”
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