Since the previous release on 17 July of the draft Consumer Data Standards (CDS), the Data Standards Body (DSB) 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 (CDR) regime. The CDS intend to make it easier and safer for consumers to share access to the 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.
The DSB is pleased to announce the 30 September 2019 release which is expected to become the initial binding data standards CDS for the CDR regime. The version 1.0.0 release of the CDS represents the baseline for implementation in accordance with the rules and phasing timetable made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
We know that many in the community have been monitoring the open discussions relating to the CDS and have actively contributed to making these what they are, with feedback in workshops, on GitHub, via email and in bilateral discussions. We thank the CDR community for their active participation which has helped develop these binding standards and encourage everyone to continue to help evolve these as living standards to serve the future CDR regime.
In this September V1.0.0 release of the standards we are publishing:
- Read me first! A non-technical summary of outcomes for each work stream [PDF] [Word];
- V1.0.0 of the Consumer Data Standards, containing API standards, Information Security profile and Customer Experience Guidelines; and
- Payload validation tools to aid participants in verifying conformance.
Please note that we continue to encourage interested participants to provide on-going feedback on the binding Consumer Data Standards through GitHub. All such feedback will be included in the backlog list for consideration in future versions of the standards.
For further information or any questions, please email email@example.com. We look forward to working with everyone as we move closer to a live implementation of the standards.