Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Section 50)
Date: 23 November 2009
P Swift & Metropolitan Police Service
VRMs of cars owned by corporate entities that are not sole traders
- The Commissioner believes that VRM numbers owned by commercial entities cannot be personal data as they do not relate to a ‘living individual’. FS_50186040 VRMs and personal data
This decision is similar to the Information Tribunal’s judgment in Mr Colin P England and the London Borough of Bexley v IC [EA/2006/0060, 0066] where the Tribunal found that the addresses of empty properties not owned by individuals were not the personal data of ‘living individuals’ and should be disclosed.