Motoring

DVLA faces watchdog inquiry in to sharing driver details

The DVLA faces a watchdog inquiry regarding potential breaches of GDPR Data Protection regulations for sharing personal details of 23 million motorists last year. The Scotsman featured it, although this has been under the spotlight for quite some time amid concerns...

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Mobile speed cameras and illegally parked operators

A case about mobile speed cameras and illegally parked operators struck a chord with me as I cover this precise scenario in my book. Interestingly for me, my first blog in April 2016 was about a similar scenario. BACKGROUND A Council speed trap officer was illegally...

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Bad credit car finance and vulnerable consumers

There is an increasing trend for adverts from car finance firms that specialise in offering easy finance for those with bad credit histories to vulnerable consumers on Facebook. One advert's headline stated 'no judgement - all credit histories welcome' with ticks...

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Scottish Councils fleecing motorists on parking charges

The Scotsman wrote about Scottish Councils fleecing motorists on parking charges which raised some interesting points. THE PERCENTAGES GAME Councils have been accused of 'playing the percentages game' to raise cash, knowing that 28% of drivers simply pay up without...

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