Updated @December 9, 2020
In August 2019, the Australian government introduced a Consumer Data Right to provide individuals and businesses with a right to access and share specified data held about them by businesses. The Consumer Data Right will be designated sector by sector, beginning in the banking sector, with a view to have it apply economy-wide.
The Federal Treasury is the lead agency for the CDR, and in addition to responsibility for the overall program, is accountable for the development of rules to implement the CDR, and for advice to government on which sectors the CDR should apply to in future.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), supported by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), is the regulator of the Consumer Data Right.
The Data Standards Body designs open standards and guidelines to help consumers easily and safely access and share data held about them with third parties. This work is progressing through two working groups: the Technical Working Group and the Consumer Experience (CX) Working Group.
The CX Working Group exists to help organisations provide CDR consumers with intuitive, informed, and trustworthy data sharing experiences.
The outputs of CX research and community engagement that inform the development of data standards and guidelines can be found in these reports. The CX Working Group uses GitHub to consult on standards and for standards maintenance.
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Quick links to CX Guidelines: