ACCC announces CDR leadership changes

  • By AB+F Editorial

ACCC acting general manager, CDR policy engagement and compliance Jodi Ross, has transferred to Treasury, with the move part of the government’s decision to oversee the management of the consumer data right. 

From the end of February, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy took on the remit as CDR ‘rule-maker’. 

Under this move, accountability has now switched from the ACCC to Treasury. This also includes the transfer of the Data Standards Body (DSB) from CSIRO to Treasury. 

In addition to Ross’s move, staff of the ACCC rules, framework development and communications teams will move also move to Treasury. 

Treasury will develop a whole of CDR Program Management Office, and the DSB will being discussions with the ACCC in relation to the DSB setting standards for the Register as well as data standards.

The ACCC will continue to be responsible for accreditation of data recipients, registration and on-boarding of data holders and data recipients, compliance and enforcement (together with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)), for designing, developing and running the Register & Accreditation Application Platform (RAAP) that supports secure sharing of data between participants, and for the Conformance Test Suite for participants.

Most recently, it was announced that the Commonwealth Bank and fintech Adatree have become accredited data recipients.