A St. John’s-based taxi company has said that provincial privacy law is preventing it from accurately checking employees’ driving history. A company representative said his organization can mandate that drivers produce a certified driving record and ask drivers to update any changes to their record, but beyond that, provincial law prevents the company from further investigation. “They don’t give us the power to phone in motor vehicles and ask for a particular person’s driver’s license, if it expired or not,” the representative said. Drivers can give written permission to have their records checked, but this would cost companies thousands of dollars every month. The taxi company is calling for a return to the old system, when a city inspector licensed the drivers. Unfortunately for the cab companies, however, City Hall is not interested in going back.