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Consumer Data and the Digital Economy

CPRC launched its Consumer Data and the Digital Economy report at the query:data conference on July 16. Download a copy of the report here. CPRC’s latest research on consumer data has shown a clear lack of transparency and choice for consumers on how their data is collected, used and shared. The report highlighted the need […]

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Placemaking in Wyndham

CPRC kicks off our housing research agenda and joins consumers, local government and experts to create homes for intellectually disabled people in Melbourne’s growing outer-west. As parents caring for their disabled children at home reach retirement and beyond, and their kids become adults with needs and goals of their own, families face difficult choices. These […]

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Report: Consumer data & the digital economy

  Australians are spending more of their lives online. 87% were active internet users in 2017, more than 17 million use social networking sites, and 84% of Australians are now buying products online. Big Data is big business. In 2018 alone, revenue from the Big Data software market was estimated at $42 billion. The introduction […]

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Australians primed for a backlash against data free-for-all

The Consumer Data and Digital Economy report, released today by Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC), has found Australians are not apathetic toward data protection, but feel little control over what data they provide. Consumer Policy Research Centre CEO, Lauren Solomon, said this combination of factors lays the foundation for a consumer backlash, as Australians look […]

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query:data Consumer Data Conference

CPRC’s research shows that Australian consumers want more choice, control and transparency over how their data is being collected and used. Reforms internationally, such as the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU, reflect major attempts to shift the power and control over data to consumers. How we ensure this occurs in Australia, […]

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Research: Australian consumers ‘soft targets’ in Big Data economy

Australian consumers feel uninformed, unprotected and powerless when it comes to Big Data, new research from Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) has found. Surveying the digital behaviours of 1004 Australian consumers over the past 12 months, CPRC found that: Only 6% had read the Privacy Policies or Terms and Conditions for all the products they […]

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Will Big Data end the ‘fair go’ for Australian consumers?

Australia is lagging other countries in its understanding of the impacts of ‘big data’ collection and consumer profiling, the Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) today warned – prompting the organisation to kick off a new research program and offer a $100,000 research grant. CPRC Chief Executive Lauren Solomon pointed to data ‘warehouses’ in the US […]

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Operation of an Energy Comparator Code of Conduct

With significant growth in the use of comparator websites, the former Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre (CUAC) developed the Energy Comparator Code of Conduct (ECCC) to improve the practices of online comparators and their presentation of offers. Effective comparator websites can play an important function within the energy market, to enhance consumer decision-making, enable simpler comparisons […]

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