The Data Standards Body has released what is expected to become the binding baseline of the standards for the Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime.  The version 1.3.1 release of the Consumer Data Standards (CDS) represents the current baseline for implementation in accordance with the rules and phasing timetable made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).  You can follow the progress of discussions in support of Version 1.3.1 on GitHub.

These standards have been developed as part of the Australian Government’s introduction of the Consumer Data Right legislation to give Australians greater control over their data.

The CDR is intended to be applied sector by sector across the whole economy, beginning in the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors. These standards have been developed to facilitate the Consumer Data Right by acting as a specific baseline for implementation.

As the CDR regime enters the testing phase in preparation for a 1 July 2020 launch, we will continue to utilise GitHub for maintenance of the CDS in a pilot of our published operating model with participants in the CDR ecosystem.

The DSB looks forward to ensuring the standards continue to evolve and incorporate new innovations. As they progress to become a reality for Australian consumers, we are committed to working with all CDR participants to build a strong and useful ecosystem.