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Freedom of Information

Image: Freedom of Information logo (including to link to FOI website) The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) came into force on 1 January 2005 and applies to all public authorities, including the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). This act provides two general rights - the right to be told whether information exists and to request access to all that information.

This right is subject to conditions and exemptions set out in Sections 21 to 44 in Part II of the Act.

If you would like to make a Freedom of Information request you can link to DSA’s request form by clicking on the link displayed on the left. Alternatively, you may find that the information you require is contained within these pages. Please click on the links displayed left to access responses DSA has already given to previous requests.

This legislation operates in tandem with the Environmental Information Regulations and the Data Protection Act

Subject Access Request – Data Protection Act (1998)

If you would like to make a Subject Access request then please include the following in your written request:

Other rights

In addition to subject access rights, you can, in certain circumstances, ask DSA to stop processing your personal data, or to order the rectification, blocking or erasure of inaccurate data and to claim compensation for damage and distress caused by a breach of the Act.

Where personal data are being processed automatically for the purpose of evaluating matters relating to you, and the processing is likely to constitute the sole basis for a decision affecting you, you are entitled to be given an explanation of the logic involved in the decision process.

Please send your request to the Data Protection Compliance Manager. See the related items link for contact information.