Commercial use of consumer data

The CMA has published a report of its findings following a call for information on how businesses collect and use consumer data.

Call for information

17 June 2015: The CMA has published the report of its call for information on the collection and use of consumer data.

Reviewing evidence

2 April 2015: The project team is currently reviewing submissions and evidence from a wide range of respondents to its call for information, which closed on 6 March 2015. It is also holding meetings and roundtables with stakeholders, and its contractors are interviewing contacts in three case study sectors. The CMA aims to publish its report in early summer.

Researchers appointed

12 February 2015: The CMA has appointed DotEcon and Analysys Mason to conduct a factual review of the collection and commercial use of consumer data. They will conduct case study research focusing on motor insurance, clothing retailing and games applications.


Project manager

Adrian Leigh (, 020 3738 6095)

Assistant project director

Peter Hill (, 020 3738 6806)

Project director

Helen Fleming (, 020 3738 6224)

Senior responsible officer

Rachel Merelie (, 020 3738 6059)

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