MSA GB Advice to Members regarding GDPR Compliance

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

If you have any type of dashcam or in car camera you must register as a data controller with the ICO. However, if you do not use a dashcam you may still need to register.

If you have already registered under the terms of the Data Protection Act that will continue. However, there are now some new rules about compliance that you need to be aware of, full details are on the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) website.

Whether or not individual ADIs need to register is genuinely difficult to decide. We have consulted the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and they confirm that the way you manage the records of your candidates determines whether you need to register.

If you process any information using computers or any system that can process the information automatically, including CCTV systems, digital cameras, smartphones, credit card machines, call logging and recording systems, clocking machines and audio-visual capture and storage systems you will probably need to register.

DVSA tell us they are currently developing guidance on this which will be circulated in due course and the ICO will be updating their own information (FAQs) to include specific guidance for ADIs.

MSA GB will continue to monitor all the available advice and to update members when this becomes clearer.

In the meantime, if you are unsure if you should register, the ICO website has lots of useful information including an online self-assessment form and a twelve point checklist.

MSA GB suggest that if you are not sure what to do go to the ICO site and register online. The cost is thirty-five pounds per year and that is an allowable business expense.

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