Our submissions

Engaged in multiple sectors, our team conducts rigorous consumer and policy research to uncover market failures and consumer harm. We actively collaborate with partners, leveraging national and international perspectives to identify and understand issues within markets. By openly sharing insights, we contribute to the creation of impactful policy solutions, fostering momentum for positive change and advocating for consumer welfare.

November 5, 2020

Submission to the ACCC CDR Rules Expansion Amendments Consultation Paper

This response outlines our key concerns regarding consequences of the proposed Rules changes and offers specific suggestions where different approaches may produce better results for consumers.

October 21, 2020

Submission to Treasury Consultation on Consumer Data Right Legislative Amendments

The consultation proposes amendments that shift sectoral assessment and rulemaking functions away from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and into the Treasury.

August 28, 2020

Submission to Consumer Data Right Energy Rules Framework Consultation Paper

Throughout the submission we highlight areas of the CDR in energy Rules that need to be geared toward building consumer trust in data access processes and protections.

May 24, 2020

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

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.

May 22, 2019

ACCC Submission: Consumer Data Right Draft Rules (Banking) Consultation

A modern and integrated data policy framework would provide a better base from which to consider the optimal set of CDR rules for the banking sector.

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February 27, 2019

Submission to Inquiry into Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019

CPRC continued to highlight the benefit and need for the implementation of an economy-wide data protection and management framework in Australia alongside the introduction of the CDR.

October 12, 2018

Submission to CDR Bill – Further Consultation and Designation Instrument for Open Banking

CPRC holds the view that the CDR should be renamed to the Data Portability/Transfer Right to more accurately reflect its functions; There is a signficant need for a whole-of-government approach to economy-wide data protection reform to address the risk of CDR data leakage outside the system; CDR data should be prevented from transfers to non-accredited third parties in the absence of reform to economy-wide data protection; Privacy by Design be embedded in the legislation by ensuring redundant data is deleted by default; Consumers should be provided with their CDR information for free without restrictions; Consumers should have access to profiling information/categories/scores observed or generated relating to them, and not limited to just accessing information that we observed or provided by the person; and, Legislating CDR participants to participate in a centralised dashboard would greatly assist consumers in managing their consent and data portability over time and especially as new sectors are brought into the CDR system.

October 12, 2018

Submission to ACCC CDR Rules Framework

CPRC continues to highlight the benefit and need for the implementation of economy-wide reforms in Australia alongside the introduction of the CDR.

January 23, 2018

Submission to the Australian Government Review into Open Banking

It is without question that effective regulation and data security is essential to establishing consumer trust and participation in Open Banking, in particular through more accurate and simple comparisons of products and services. Equally important is consumer’s trust in companies and the system, and real informed consent for Open Banking to work effectively.

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December 20, 2023

Briefing note: Creating a fair, safe and sustainable tomorrow

Briefing note: Creating a fair, safe and sustainable tomorrow. This briefing note reflects on some of the major issues that were discussed at the Congress relating to, consumers and the digital economy, consumers and sustainability, cost of living and its impact on food and product safety

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