Drivers that previously gave consent for driving licence checking prior to the 25th of August 2018, are now required to renew their approval under the DVLA’s new GDPR regulations. Failure to do so prevents their employers from doing ongoing driving licence, CPC and Tacho Card checks.
Previously drivers gave consent for licence checking by filling in, signing and dating the D796 mandate form. This was required under the Data Protection Act of 1998. The mandate was valid for three years from the signature date. However, due to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation on the 25th of May 2018 all such mandates expired on the 25th of August 2018 under the three month grace period set by the DVLA. So why is it of such importance to renew expired mandates?