Productivity Commission says consumer access to private data should be mandatory

Thursday, 3 November 2016, Canberra: 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.
Thursday 03 November 2016 10:15am