Vehicles Fee Paying Enquiry Section
RE: Release of Information Request V888/2
This letter requests no personal information and as such should not be interpreted as a Subject access request
therefore no fee is due however if necessary I will serve a Subject Access Request subject to your response to this letter.
DVLA records will clearly detail that I am the Registered Keeper of Vehicle Reg. Number: XXXX XXX
On the XX
March 2009 I received an Invoice for an alleged parking charge
Notice (PCN) issued on XX
Dec 2008 by PPC purported I assume against my vehicle for some form of contravention or infraction. A copy has been enclosed which will be discussed in detail later.
After further investigation and due diligence it’s clear that the DVLA released my personal details to this Private Company for a fee in the form of a V888/2 request! As such I request DVLA furnish me with any and all information related to this V888/2 request by (PPC) including but not limited to evidence of Contract/Agreement between Town & City Parking Ltd and the Landowner.
The DVLA has a duty to protect my private information and not simply disclose to Private Entities for a fee on the basis of good faith!
Please refer to the photocopy Invoice from PPC which demonstrates they are members of British Parking Association (BPA). DVLA have deemed BPA an Accredited Trade Association (ATA). All BPA members must adhere to the BPA’s Code of Practice and be party to the BPA Approved Operator Scheme (AOS).
“All BPA members who are involved in car parking enforcement on private land must become a member of the BPA’s Approved Operator Scheme. The primary focus of the scheme is to ensure that all operators wishing to electronically access the DVLA’s vehicle keepers’ details database are a regulated member of an Accredited Trade Association (ATA).”
Direct quote from BPA Code of Practice!
I will make the assumption (as I am not an expert) that the invoice (the only correspondence ever received from this company) is deemed a Notice to Owner as such it clearly violates the BPA’s Code of Practice.
NOTICE TO OWNER (As detailed in the BPA Code of Practice section (67) Part A)
"A Notice to Owner may be sent to the registered keeper at the address provided by the DVLA, not less than 28 days after the Parking Ticket was issued. This Notice to Owner must state the following:"
- That a Parking Ticket was fixed to the vehicle and has not been paid;
- That the opportunity to pay a discounted amount has been lost;
- The details of the alleged contravention;
- The location, date and time;
- The vehicle’s registration mark, make and (optionally) colour;
- The description of the alleged contravention;
When serving a Notice to Owner, Operators must include a leaflet advising motorists of the ‘reasonable cause’ for the request and the complaints procedure by which keepers can notify the Information Commissioner and DVLA if they believe their data has been used inappropriately.
This should also include the disputes resolution procedure if the ticket is challenged.
All the above items in RED
were clearly omitted from the PPC Invoice. This Invoice is in dispute!
I look forward to your response and investigation of PPC as they are clearly violating BPA’s Code of Practice and indeed DVLA’s Accredited Trade Association Scheme.