July 2019 Working Draft

Since the previous release on 31 May of the draft Consumer Data Standards (CDS), developed by CSIRO’s Data61 for the Data Standards Body, the CDS team has continued to liaise with the broader ecosystem participants to develop and refine the technical standards in support of the Australian Government’s Consumer Data Right regime. These draft standards are intended to make it easier and safer for consumers to access data collected about them by businesses, and – with their explicit approval – to share this data via application programming interfaces (APIs) with trusted, accredited third parties.

In this July 2019 draft update of the CDS, we have pulled together all the work on the standards and Consumer Experience (CX) research. We believe this current release will represent a final draft of the standards, subject to any legislative changes, and provides a stable version of the standards suitable for pilot testing the initial Consumer Data Right (CDR) implementation.

We know that many in the community have been monitoring the open discussions relating to the draft CDS and have actively contributed to making these drafts what they are, with feedback in workshops, on GitHub, via email and in bilateral discussions. We thank the Consumer Data Rights (CDR) community for their active participation which has helped develop these draft standards and encourage everyone to continue to help evolve these as living standards to serve the future CDR regime.

In this July 2019 draft of the standards we are publishing:

Please note that we continue to encourage interested participants to provide on-going feedback on this current working draft of the standards and CX Guidelines through GitHub. All such feedback will be included in the backlog list for consideration in future versions of the standards.

We will further review the standards when the legislation passes Parliament (expected in the near future) and when ACCC finalises the Rules after passage of the legislation. Any changes to the standards required to ensure alignment with the legislation and the rules will be made at that time.

For further information or any questions, please email contact@consumerdatastandards.gov.au.  We look forward to working with everyone as we move closer to a live implementation of the standards.