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Consumer Data Right Industry Designation

23 October 2018

The ABA believes that each industry would be better served by a designation tailored to their industry, rather than a broad instrument that is attempting to serve as a template.

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Digital Identity Legislation: consultation paper
18 December 2020

Banks are actively exploring digital identity initiatives and see the benefit of collaboration between government and industry.

The interests of the Australian economy will be better served if there is flexibility to innovate and respond to the needs of consumers and businesses, instead of establishing a single government digital identity scheme.

Government can also achieve genuine collaboration with industry without legislation.

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Response to Senate Select Committee on Fintech and RegTech
17 December 2020

The ABA urges the development of an overarching strategy for data and information privacy to underpin the transition to a digital economy and provide a consistent framework for future reforms. Co-ordination will be critical to achieve the intended outcomes. The data economy has the real and exciting potential to generate jobs and opportunities for servicing the needs of all Australians. Technology and digital capability are the mechanisms by which banking will continue to develop.

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Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) Review
4 December 2020

The ABA supports a review of the Privacy Act and the stated goals to ensure privacy settings empower consumers, protect consumer data, and best serve the Australian economy.

Achieving the balance between Personal Information (PI) protection, innovation and economic growth will require considerable time and effort from the AGD to get these reforms right.
The ABA urges the government to first design an overarching blueprint and roadmap for data and information privacy.
The ABA highlights at multiple points that the OAIC could provide further and specific guidance rather than embedding the detail in the Privacy Act.

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