We are pulling together our response to a consultation on Smart Data and want to hear the views of our members.
In 2018 the Government announced a review of Smart Data in a Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets. That Review concluded that there is considerable potential for Smart Data to open up competition (particularly in regulated markets such a utility providers), help vulnerable customers and enhance data protection and so the Government is now consulting on the proposals arising from the review process review.
SCL would like to respond to the consultation by gathering the views of its members via an online questionnaire here. This is a very important piece of legislation and therefore we want the SCL response to be as representative of the views of the SCL membership as possible.
A Summary of the Proposals
The consultation paper (available in full here) sets them out under three broad themes as summarised below:
1. Accelerating the development of innovative data-driven services in consumer markets: This could be achieved by
2. Using data and technology to help vulnerable consumers:
3. Ensuring consumers and their data are protected through:
How to help
The SCL questionnaire will be online until 5 pm on Tuesday 30 July 2019. Your responses will be used to write up the SCL response based on the contribution to this questionnaire submitted in time for the deadline on 6 August 2019.
We will publish the response on these pages when it is ready.