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Consumer fairness to feed into FCA's review of role of big data in insurance, says expert

FOCUS: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is likely to take more of an interest in how customer data is used than in how it is collected during an upcoming study of the use of 'big data' by insurers, so firms should look at the work of other regulators... 31 Jul 2015

UK and France launch joint data initiative

The UK and France have set up a joint taskforce to help businesses in both countries make better use of data and provide consumers with more control over the information companies hold about them. 28 Jul 2015

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