DVLA Data protected ?

Has anybody noticed that the previous owner’s name and address are not visible on the V5 registration document ? It’s as a consequence of the Data Protection Act 2018 although I admit to previously contacting previous owners by letter enquiring whether they had any receipts or service history for cars that I’d bought – never had any response though.

Why is it then that the DVLA charge for getting third party owner and vehicle information then from £2.50 to £5? Isn’t this hypocritical and a money-making earner ? There must however be ‘reasonable cause’ to do so for example finding out who was responsible for an accident. Recently, a friend in the trade told me that he’d been contacted