Regular updates on Licence Link and licence checking

Electronic Declaration meets the DVLA Deadline

Licence Link announces their fully GDPR compliant Electronic Driver Declaration feature. With the DVLA deadline of the 25th of August 2018 for all drivers to declare approval for licence checking, regardless of previous consent, it could not come at a better time.

Fleet and HR Managers are obligated to ensure that their licence checking processes continue to be legal during the DVLA’s permissible transitional three month grace period and beyond. Migrating from the previous D796 Driving entitlement consent mandate to the new D906 Fair Processing Declaration has to be complete by the 25th of August 2018. Conscious of the pressure this puts on employers, Licence Link introduces the option to remove the necessity of having to send out mandates for completion by a driver.

The continual move toward online services has facilitated the ability to obtain and verify personal details where the platforms adhere to the accreditation required for ISO27001 The International Standard for IT Security Techniques and Information Security Management Systems. The DVLA is progressive in the pursuit of online access via electronic identification. Licence Link, a holder of this accreditation and a member of the ADLV is fully compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation GDPR and as such conforms to the new DVLA requirements in relation to obtaining electronic declarations of driver approval for Driver Licence, CPC and Tacho details.

Using the safe and secure electronic declaration option ensures that drivers do not have to fill in a form, sign and date it and return it to their employer. It means that the employer does not have to spend time sending out and tracking a physical form. The driver just needs to fill in a few items of verification and give approval for their driving details to be accessed. Once approval is electronically obtained it is then valid for three years.

With over 2 million drivers having to give approval for driver licence checking, this huge task of obtaining approval in such a short time-frame does not have to be an odious task. Using the technology available within Licence Link, clients are provided with an efficient and time saving automatic electronic solution. Although time is short where the deadline is concerned it does not need to be a stressful process.

Licence Link incorporates the best of both worlds, with the availability of an approved D906 Fair Processing Declaration mandate, should a client still insist on using a form and the efficient and speedy electronic declaration function for clients who wish to take full advantage of the technology available to them.


Leave a Reply

Scroll to top