TfL denies ULEZ data breach, 320,000 fines issued since 2021

26/01/2024 | The Guardian

Transport for London (TfL) has denied allegations that it violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation in its pursuit of foreign drivers who fail to pay the ULEZ (ultra-low emission zone) fines. According to The Guardian, more than 320,000 fines have been issued since 2021 to foreign drivers who fail to pay the Ulez. However, after Brexit, the UK no longer has automatic access to the personal details of EU residents, and transport authorities in Belgium, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands have confirmed that driver data cannot be shared with the UK for ULEZ enforcement.

The report also reveals that over 100 French drivers have launched a lawsuit, while Dutch lorry drivers are taking legal action against TfL over £6.5m of fines they claim were issued unlawfully.

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