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New vehicle data clear service to help with GDPR requirements

Fleets can now use a new service to clear any data stored on vehicles to help comply with forthcoming GDPR regulations.

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The Vehicle Data Clear service deletes driver data

Effective from 25 May 2018, the new European legislation has serious implications for the fleet industry and means that everybody who handles and processes data has a responsibility for ensuring it’s gathered with consent and that the data is deleted from fleet vehicles before they are disposed of.

The new Vehicle Data Clear service deletes drivers’ personal data in line with the new regulation and can be completed on the day it is ordered, using trained specialists who will arrive onsite, clear the data – including navigation and Bluetooth details – without affecting the car’s factory settings. Fleets automatically get a compliancy certificate at the end of each job.

Anesh Chauhan, founder of Vehicle Data Clear, said: “Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) will make our lives easier, every new data entry interface increases the number of potential targets for hackers and data needs clearing to protect it from reaching unbeknown third parties. Our new service will give individuals and organisations peace of mind that their data is safe.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.