Innovation in data and digital services is not an end in itself. Innovation must be guided to deliver positive outcomes for all Australians. How data is collected, shared, used and aggregated needs adequate guardrails so data-led innovations do not lead to Australians being worse-off.
As part of the Productivity Commission’s 5-year productivity inquiry, CPRC urges the Federal Government to adopt a people-centric mindset when considering innovation in the digital economy. It needs to implement a range of measures to protect consumers and ensure that the data and digital dividend delivers equitable outcomes: