Productivity Commission says consumer access to private data should be mandatory

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The Productivity Commission  (PC) is recommending a major overhaul of Australia's data policy framework, including the introduction of a Comprehensive Right to give people more control over their data.

The PC has released a a draft report 'Data Availability and Use' and is calling for submissions.

The PC is proposing the creation of a 'Comprehensive Right' to data control for consumers that would give people the right to access their data, and direct that it be sent to another party, such as a new doctor, insurance company or bank. Plus an expanded right for people to opt out of data-collecting activities. And existing privacy laws would all remain in place.

Read draft report 

Read media release