An investigation has been launched by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) after The Mail on Sunday revealed that motorists’ names and addresses were sold to a convicted fraudster and a wheel-clamper whose offices have been raided by police.
The move came after this newspaper highlighted a loophole that allows parking and clamping firms virtually unrestricted access to the DVLA database of Britain’s 38million motorists.
By applying for driver details by post - using a one-page form downloaded from the internet - private operators are able to bypass criminal record checks and other vetting procedures.
Obviously, I would draw some parallels with the ID Cards and database state in general, but I am absolutely confident that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.
I know, because Jacqui told me so.