The Register reports:
The UK’s main competition regulator is looking to build its knowledge of how consumer data is collected, used and traded by businesses.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has asked businesses, trade bodies and other stakeholders to provide it with information about the commercial use of UK consumer data (10-page/262KB PDF). This includes personal data and aggregated, anonymised metadata, it said. The CMA said its “call for information” is aimed at helping it gain a better understanding of the benefits, concerns and risks relating to consumer data collection and use by businesses.
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