The Daily Mail:
The DVLA has sold the names and addresses of nearly 8,000 drivers to clamping and car park companies in just six weeks – despite a Government pledge to crack down on the trade.
Between November and mid-December, 14 firms were given the identities of 7,952 car owners.
The figure makes a mockery of a promise by Ministers last summer to restrict the practice after this newspaper exposed how operators with criminal convictions used the vehicle licensing agency database to track down and fine drivers who had overstayed time limits in store car parks. …
A year ago this newspaper discovered that among those given driver details was a firm run by Britain’s most notorious clamping thugs, Gordon Miller and Darren Havell, who were serving seven years’ jail between them for extorting money from motorists.
More examples of abuses of our personal data can be found in an older article.