Two EU countries have accused Transport for London’s debt collection agency of breaching data protection laws to issue fines for driving in the capital. The penalties are being sent to foreign motorists who enter the capital without pre-registering their vehicle, with hundreds of drivers being fined despite driving emissions-compliant cars. EU governments are warning the data used to identify drivers and send them penalties may have been unlawfully obtained.
The Belgian ministry for transport and the Dutch vehicle licensing agency, RDW, have stated that there is no official data-sharing agreement in place between the UK and the two countries regarding the enforcement of emissions zone violations.
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