How we handle your data

Confidentiality

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will use any information you provide in facilitating its statutory functions. The information you provide will help us develop our understanding of potential issues arising in connection with the Coronavirus outbreak. Information may also be used to help us in considering or taking competition or consumer enforcement action should that be appropriate.

The information you provide will be treated in accordance with the restrictions on disclosure in Part 9 Enterprise Act 2002.

How We Use Your Personal Data

When handling personal data (like your contact details), we follow data protection law as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018 and other law designed to protect sensitive information. ‘Personal data’ is information which relates to you or someone else from which you can be identified. The CMA will be the data controller for any personal information you provide.

We may use any personal information you provide to facilitate our statutory functions, as set out above. For example, we may contact you again for further information that might help us with our work. Where necessary, we may share information with other law enforcement, consumer or regulatory bodies (nationally and internationally).

For more information about the CMA’s statutory functions, how the CMA processes personal data and your rights relating to that personal data, including your right to complain, please see the CMA’s Privacy Notice under CMA’s personal information charter.