Road Traffic Act 2010
Signature of applicant — driving licence, etc.
74.— Where a person applies for—
( a) a theory test certificate under the European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2003 ( S.I. No. 52 of 2003) (as amended by the European Communities Driving Theoretical Tests (Amendment) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 538 of 2006)), to the Driver Theory Testing Service,
( b) a certificate of competency, to an issuing authority, or
( c) an Irish driving licence, to a licensing authority,
the Service or authority, as the case may be, may—
(i) take a photograph or copy of the signature of the applicant,
(ii) keep a copy (including a digital copy) of the signature and the photograph which may also be transferred to and kept on the licence record relating to the applicant,
(iii) include a copy of the signature and the photograph on any theory test certificate or certificate of competence issued or driving licence or learner permit granted, and
(iv) store on any microchip incorporated on a driving licence or learner permit it grants to the applicant a digital copy of the applicant’s signature and photograph.