Data-driven products and services are being deployed across the economy at unprecedented rates. This has important implications for consumer autonomy, concentration of power and gaps in the regulatory and policy framework.

The essential nature of digital technologies and data exchange is clear as reliance on them increases. Consumers must be protected, confident and empowered to benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

CPRC aims to address power imbalances and build a movement of organisations fostering socially beneficial data and digital practices and policies, informed by evidence.

Our research puts consumers and the community at the forefront of change. We analyse the policy framework, identify gaps and make evidence-based recommendations for safer, fairer and more inclusive digital markets.

Reports and submissions

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CPRC 2020 Data and Technology Consumer Survey

November 23, 2020

New tools for fairer AI

Research Report: A Day in the Life of Data

Submission to Privacy Act Review Issues Paper

Submission to Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 Exposure Draft

Submission to the ACCC CDR Rules Expansion Amendments Consultation Paper

Submission to Consumer Data Right Energy Rules Framework Consultation Paper

Submission to Treasury Consultation on Consumer Data Right Legislative Amendments

Submission to The Treasury: Inquiry into Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right: Issues Paper

Submission to ACCC Ad-tech Inquiry – Issues Paper

Submission to AHRC Human Rights and Technology Consultation


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November 19, 2019

Data (R)Evolution

May 29, 2019

A Day in the Life of Data

July 17, 2018


Partnerships and Grants


  • Exploring bias in algorithmic decision-making
    • Australian Human Rights Commission (18/19 grant) 
  • IOT devices and consumer privacy
    • Deakin University (18/19 Grant) 
  • Building models towards data for good
    • QUT (17/18 partnership) 
  • Consumer tracking and emerging business practice
    • University of Melbourne Phase 3 (17/18 grant) 
    • University of Melbourne Phase 2 (17/18 grant)  
    • University of Melbourne Phase 1 (17/18 grant)  

Advisory roles

  • National Data Advisory Council
  • Prime Minister and Cabinet Digital Experts Advisory Panel
  • Consumer Data Standards Banking Advisory Committee
  • Consumer Data Standards Energy Advisory Committee
  • Australian Consumer and Competition Commission Consumer Consultative Committee
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority Consumer Consultative Forum
  • Telstra CEO Consumer Roundtable

Consumer Data Research Network

The Consumer Data Research Network (CDRN)’s goal is to maximise academic research impact, share insights with policymakers, and build greater shared understanding of how to provide consumers with better outcomes in the digital age. Founding partners – leading Australian researchers from across disciplines – function as an advisory group to CPRC in guiding the development, implementation and expansion of the CDRN. Learn more and join here.