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Fleets warned of licence checking surge from three-year GDPR anniversary

Date: 19 March 2021   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Fleets may find a significant proportion of their driver permissions expire this year, coinciding with the third anniversary of the introduction of GDPR, according to Licence Check.

The firm says that with the EU directive first implemented on 25 May 2018, its figures project a 200% spike in re-permissions this June.

The regulation is still relevant in the UK despite Brexit, having been replicated in UK law - and of course also still applies to businesses operating in the EU.

Licence Check general manager Terry Hiles said businesses needed to start planning now to ensure they gained new driver permissions before the current round expired.

He said: "It's important to prepare to re-mandate your drivers and get a good understanding of your driver data now so that you can plan ahead and avoid a last-minute rush before the existing permission expires.

"At Licence Check we are already working with clients on this and, are easily able to highlight those drivers whose permission is about to expire.

"Renewing driver mandates no longer has to be a headache, thanks to increased digitisation and different operational methods. It actually presents a timely opportunity to ensure all your driver records are reviewed and brought up to date and in line with the regulation."