Tom Cross wins commercial judicial review


Tom Cross has successfully defended a challenge to the decision of the Secretary of State for Transport to require a car parking enforcement company to become a member of an Accredited Trade Association (“ATA”) in order for it to access data held on the DVLA’s vehicle register. Mr Justice Edis decided that the decision was not based, as claimed, on a concern that release of the data would be contrary to the Data Protection Act 1998, and was otherwise not irrational given the similarities between the operations of the company in question and those of car parking management companies who invite parking on private land.

You can read the High Court’s judgment here.

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