Treasury Consultation on the Digital Platforms Inquiry 2019

19 September 2019

The ABA acknowledges the breadth of the report and supports initiatives to improve privacy protections for banking customers. The ABA makes several points in this submission which warrant further review of recommendations 16-17 with respect to privacy, and also recommendations 20-21 with respect to unfair contract terms and unfair practices, and data portability.

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