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.

December 7, 2020

Submission to Privacy Act Review Issues Paper

CPRC has a keen interest in how Australia’s privacy protection framework can be reformed so it offers modern, robust protections that ensure Australian consumers, and our overall society, are better off as the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to gather speed.

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.

April 21, 2020

Submission to ACCC Ad-tech Inquiry – Issues Paper

This inquiry is a chance to provide an evidence-base for interventions that prevent concentrations of market power and drive positive consumer outcomes.

March 2, 2020

Submission to Code of Practice – Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) for Consumers

Our research also shows that Australians want more transparency and control in relation to how industry collects, uses and shares their data, and they expect government to regulate industry conduct in this area.

February 14, 2019

Submission to the Consultation on the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Preliminary Report December 2018

CPRC noted the lack of an integrated framework for consumer data management and regulation in Australia and recommends a full and thorough economy-wide review of our data governance framework.

September 27, 2018

Submission: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy – Consultation on Gender Perspectives on Privacy

In this submission, CPRC provides an exploration of gender impacts of privacy as it relates to consumers. Australia is going through a period of significant policy reform relating to data including and not limited to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2018 Data Sharing & Release Bill, and Digital Platform Inquiry. Therefore, it is opportune to reflect on privacy protection in Australia, in the context of an evolving global digital economy and international data protection laws, and the impact this may have on consumers.

September 7, 2018

Submission to Treasury Laws Amendment (CDR) Bill 2018: Exposure Draft

It is CPRC’s view that the CDR is a positive reform in the sense that it may – with appropriate protections – provide consumers with improved access to their data and give them power to direct the transfer of their data to a nominated accredited third-party.

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