Research and analysis

Commercial use of public information: evaluation of OFT market study

This report is an independent evaluation by DotEcon of the Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) 2006 commercial use of public information market study.


Evaluation of CUPI study

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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published a market study in 2006 about the commercial use of public information (CUPI).

In 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority commissioned DotEcon to independently evaluate the study’s impact. This report outlines the findings.

The report focuses on:

  • assessing how the provision of public sector information has changed since the study was published
  • the processes that have been responsible for these developments
  • the role the OFT study has played in the changes