News and Opinion

July 15, 2018

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… Read More ▸

Report launch: Consumer Data and the Digital Economy

Australians are spending more of their lives online. 87% were active internet users in 2017, more than 17 million use… Read More ▸

June 30, 2018

Navigating complex markets

Kicking off the event, Martin Parkinson, the secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, reflected on the failure… Read More ▸

May 30, 2018

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… Read More ▸

May 13, 2018

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

Surveying the digital behaviours of 1004 Australian consumers over the past 12 months, CPRC found that: Only 6% had read… Read More ▸

April 16, 2018

Launch of the Five Preconditions of Effective Consumer Engagement report

Complexity, disengagement and inability to choose products that suit consumer needs and preferences have all been raised as significant challenges… Read More ▸

February 1, 2018

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… Read More ▸

January 12, 2018

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… Read More ▸