Submission to ESB Data Strategy – Initial Reforms Draft Legislation Consultation Paper Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
PIAC provided a response to the Energy Security Board’s ‘Initial Reforms Draft Legislation Consultation Paper’ (the Paper). The Paper sought feedback on a set of targeted, initial energy data reforms.
We were pleased to see that some of our recommendations provided in an earlier stage of this consultation process were included in the Paper, contributing to stronger protections in the access, use and storage of consumer’s data. Specifically, the provision of explicit protection conditions and enforcement for bodies delineated as ‘Class B’ bodies.
We continue to advocate for a change in how the Data Strategy is framed. We remain concerned with the overarching framing of the Strategy – as providing access to data – which does not focus on providing outcomes for consumers.