Australian Productivity Commission Pushes for Increased Consumer Data Transparency

Australian Productivity Commission Pushes for Increased Consumer Data Transparency

Speaking at the International Institute of Communications Telecommunication and Media Forum last Wednesday, Australian Productivity Commission (PC) chair Peter Harris gave a number of suggestions on how transparency around consumer data can be increased.

Included in Harris’ suggestions is a move that would compel companies to list entities they are sharing data with on its website every 12 months or more often.

He added that the PC considers data as a joint asset, and consumers should be aware of what data is being collected from them and to who it is being shared. Harris further clarified that it has to apply to both passive suppliers of data or active consumers using it, as it is similar to any other property which has shared rights.

 

Source: ZDNet

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