ACCAN recently commented on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s March 2024 report on data brokers issues paper. The report is the most recent investigation by the regulator as part of the Digital Platform Services Inquiry.

ACCAN’s submission shared our view that:

  • We are unaware of benefits to consumers from third-party data brokers.
  • The collection, processing, analysis or storage of personal information by data brokers can risk consumer harms.
  • Most consumers are not aware to the extent their data is collected and have limited ability to control how their data is collected, stored and used.
  • Many of the proposals put forth in the Attorney General’s (AG) report on the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) would go some way to ameliorating some of the harms risked by third-party data brokers.

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