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In 2020, CEDA will release a report that will evaluate how to facilitate greater sharing and access to data, with a view to maximising the benefits to the economy and consumers.
Recent CEDA research and forums suggest Australia is underprepared to unlock the full potential of data. The recent IMD Digital Competitiveness rankings released by CEDA showed that Australia lags on digital talent and training. Our work on temporary skilled migration has shown that Australia struggles to import data scientists because they are not accommodated on the Australia New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

On the consumer side, there is a need to empower customers and put in place the right governance and transparency along with appropriate safeguards.

This report will assess whether Australia has the necessary skills, capabilities, frameworks and infrastructure in place to encourage data sharing and release, and how the Consumer Data right legislation has fared in progressing consumer welfare in the private sector.

This report will feed in to CEDA’s inaugural Public Interest Technology (PIT) Forum to be held in 2020.

Other recent CEDA research