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Office of Fair Trading to probe use of personal data by online retailers

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Websites using behavioural data to set customised pricing are to be scrutinised by Britain's competition watchdog as part of a probe into misleading advertising and pricing. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is concerned that consumers could suffer if information about their personal web usage is used to set the price they are offered for a particular service or product – especially if people are not aware it is happening.

 

The move is part of a wider investigation announced this morning into misleading pricing tactics used by both online and high-street retailers. This could lead to new pricing guidelines to protect consumers. The OFT said today it will hold two market studies. One, into sales practices on the internet, would cover "behavioural advertising and customised pricing, where prices are individually tailored using information collected about a consumer's internet use".

 

The investigation could be further bad news for Phorm. Shares in the internet tracking technology company slipped by over 4% this morning. Price comparison sites, and those allowing consumers to switch to another service provider, will also come under scrutiny through a separate inquiry into "advertising of prices".

 

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Office of Fair Trading to probe use of personal data by online retailers | Business | guardian.co.uk


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