Draft Report: Data Availability and Use

The Productivity Commission is recommending a major overhaul of Australia’s data policy framework, including the introduction of a Comprehensive Right to give people more control over their data.

Changes in the way business and government manage people’s data needs to be a priority if Australia is to reap the benefits of data as an asset.

‘Surprising though it may be to many, individuals have no rights to ownership of the data that is collected about them. Data is increasingly an asset, and when you create an asset you should have the ability to use it, or not, at your choice,’ Productivity Commission Chair, Peter Harris said.

Overview

Government’s Media Release

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Full Report

Infographic

Key Points
Media Release

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