Your rights and how to access your personal data

The Subject Access provision under the Data Protection Act gives an individual the right to have a copy of any personal data held about them.

If you need to determine who you are insured with, or obtain details of your insurance history, MIB can provide this information under a Subject Access Request (SAR).

Please note that the only information we can search for is a Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) and that records are only held for 7 years. We also have to be certain of your identity so that we can protect your personal information.

There is an administration charge for providing the service of searching for information and this charge is non-refundable even if no record of insurance can be found. We can only accept payment by cheque or postal order.

To enable us to make a search of the Motor Insurance Database (MID) on your behalf please complete a SAR Form and return it with the administration fee of £10.00 to the address supplied on the form.

Subject to the form and payment being correct, we will send the details by post to you as soon as possible (results cannot be sent by any other method). If you have any enquiries please call the UKIC department of the MIB on 0845 165 2800.

If you require information on the MID relating to a deceased relative’s car insurance please complete a SAR form for a deceased relative .

Further information

The law is stated within the Data Protection Act 1998. Further information regarding the Act and a full version, can be found at

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Data Protection

What is the Data Protection Act?

The Data Protection Act 1998 is a UK Act of Parliament, defining key principles used to protect the privacy and use of personal data held by organisations. All organisations processing personal data are required by law to comply with the act. It also allows individuals certain rights to access the information held about them (called Subject Access).

What is personal data?

Personal data is defined as data relating to ‘living’ individuals which can be identified by the organisation holding the information or by other information held by the organisation.