CMA consumer data review researchers appointed
Published 12 February 2015
In January, we reported that the CMA had announced its plan to investigate the commercial use of consumer data. See below:
"The CMA have announced their intention to investigate the commercial use of consumer data. In this aim they have put out a call for information which will operate as a fact-finding exercise. The exercise seeks to develop the CMA's understanding of how consumer data is collected by various services; how it is used and what it comprises. Importantly, the results may be used to determine the impact of the use of such data in the market on legislation and regulations which relate to consumer protection".
The CMA have now revealed that DotEcon, together with Analysys Mason will carry out the research for this task.
The areas to be covered by the project will be motor insurance, clothing retail and games applications.
"Further details on the project and its timescales are available on the CMA’s call for information webpage, including details of how to contribute, and contact details for those who want to submit specific information or research before the deadline on 6 March 2015".
To view the government announcement, please click here.