Telecommunications industry body Communications Alliance has asked the government to release details of its plan to legislate a “Consumer Data Right”.
Assistant Minister for cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, revealed that the government would introduce legislation giving individual consumers the right to access data that service providers hold about them.
The government said that the Consumer Data Right will be established one sector at a time — beginning with the banking, energy and telecom industries.
Businesses covered by the new regime will be “required to provide standard, comparable, easy-to-read digital information, that third parties can readily access,” the government said.
The move is in response to one of the key recommendations of a Productivity Commission inquiry into data access and usage.
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