With the new Brexit precautions taken by Revolut, users that uploaded a driving licence are being prompted to to re-upload a new ID, as driving licences will no longer be considered as a valid ID (source).
I believe that users should be able to have their driving licence data erased (after uploading the new ID), or
In the case that users have uploaded a new ID and a no-deal Brexit doesn’t happen (i.e. the new ID won’t be used), then I believe that users should be able to have their new ID data erased.
For the first case, I was told by customer support that the data cannot be erased while a user is using Revolut. As far as I understood, it would only be possible to erase the driving licence data by deleting your account and creating a new one in order for the said data not to be stored anymore (i.e. your driving licence data would be erased (but after 6 years)).
Since either the old (driving licence) or new ID won’t be needed anymore (meaning that there’s no need for both as they can both be used for the same purpose), it just seems unecessary to me for both to be held. Moreover, by GDPR, people can “request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed” (source).
Please do let me know if the (no-longer-used (in my eyes)) ID is actually necessary and whether there are any other regulations that apply in this case (I am aware of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing regulations and the 6-year hold, as I mentioned above).
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