Our key message in responding to the Inquiry’s March 2020 Issues Paper is to emphasise that future directions for the CDR must continue to be envisaged as for the consumer, about the consumer, and seen from the consumer’s perspective. We also continue to recommend urgent economy-wide reforms to outdated protection frameworks – such as those proposed by the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry including reviews of the Privacy Act and ongoing reforms to the Australian Consumer Law1 – to provide consistency and protection for consumers (and markets), and embedding principles of fairness, safety, and privacy through consistent policy approaches and regulatory provisions for consumer data. 

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