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DVLA makes money selling our addresses!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MikeTimbers, 20 Jun 2006.

  1. MikeTimbers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,479

    Location: New Eltham, London


    They even sold addresses to a company whose directors were in jail!! :eek:
  2. merlin


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,676

    Location: England

    I must get a letter every month from Capital One and MBNA and I'm very carefull about not allowing marketing letters etc.

    Anyway, straight in the bin, minus the free pen.
  3. Socaddict

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,203

    Location: London


    shred, tbh.
  4. jpmonkey69


    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,000

  5. Spacky


    Joined: 4 Jul 2005

    Posts: 5,815

    Location: Cardiff, UK

  6. Raumarik


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,783

    that sort of thing REALLY annoys me as you've no choice but to give your details to them, then they go and pass them on like this :(
  7. VIRII


    Joined: 24 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,259

    All part of Gordon Browns great economical management. Borrow money and flog yourprivate details and then pinch your house when you die.
  8. phill


    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 419

    aye shred the stuff!!
  9. kitten_caboodle


    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 5,463

    Location: Frack off, nosey

    Shame the DVLA weren't in charge of the 'lost' asylum seekers or all the criminals mistakenly left to roam the country after we forgot to kick them out. They'd have found them in about 5 minutes flat.
  10. fatiain


    Joined: 16 Oct 2004

    Posts: 7,655

    Location: Pratislava, Berk-shire

    You knows it. *mutters about DVLA*
  11. SCM


    Joined: 20 Jan 2004

    Posts: 672

    Location: Fife, Scotland/Hell

    They have been able to sell, or charge an admin fee as they call it, for the names since 1971 so blame lies at previous governments for allowing this in the first place.

  12. Kol


    Joined: 8 Jan 2003

    Posts: 13,974

    Location: London

  13. [email protected]


    Joined: 22 Mar 2005

    Posts: 992

    Location: Pamplona, Spain

    Is this kind of behaviour against the Data Protection Act?

    Otherwise I would like to see a OPT out box when I submit information to the DVLA.