On 24 November 2015, the FCA published a call for information in relation to 'big data' in retail general insurance. The FCA wishes to have a better understanding of how the use of big data by insurance firms has developed in recent years and how this might change in the future. The request focuses on the impact of big data on consumer outcomes and competition; and whether the FCA's regulatory framework affects developments in Big Data (e.g. by unduly constraining innovation).  Comments are invited until 8 January 2016.