On 17 June, the UK Competition & Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its report on the commercial use of consumer data collected by companies. The CMA began its review of the issue with a call for information in January.
In short, the CMA concludes that, while consumer data presents some characteristics that sets it apart from other data, these characteristics are not unique to consumer data and the markets in which it is collected and used. As a result, existing competition and market tools are effective to tackle conduct that may give rise to competition concerns in these markets. The German Monopolies Commission reached a similar conclusion in its digital markets report published on 6 June.Continue Reading UK CMA Publishes its Report on Commercial Use of Consumer Data