Data Protection

The digital tachograph, as described in Regulation (ECC) n°3821/85 records and stores digital data concerning individuals (drivers and enforcement officers) as well as legal persons (transport companies and approved workshops).

These data are accessible in different ways, depending on whether or not tachograph cards are used to get access to them, and in case tachograph cards are used, depending on the type of cards that are used (driver, company, control or workshop cards) and of the mode of operation of the tachograph.
These data are also downloaded and transferred for freight and fleet management, but also for enforcement purposes.

Finally, the digital tachograph records and stores data on tachograph cards, to be issued to the different persons submitted to the provisions of Regulation (EC) n°561/2006 and Regulation (EEC) 3821/85 as last amended.

Each tachograph card contains data, that are accessible in different ways ruled mainly by Regulation (ECC) n°3821/85 as last amended as far as enforcement is concerned. These data, their recording, their storing, their accessibility, their transfer and their use fall under the scope of Directive n°95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

Therefore, Member States which have to implement Regulation (ECC) n°3821/85 as last amended shall make sure that their implementation scheme does not contradict data protection rules.

Users are advised to consult on the Points of Contact Section of this website the authorities dealing with data protection issues at their national level.