Australia’s federal government plans to introduce the Consumer Data Right to Parliament this week after officially announcing the scheme two years ago, ZDNet reports. Under CDR, individuals will “own” their data, as well as control who can have and use it, but the bill has been met with privacy concerns. In March, the Australian Privacy Foundation raised concerns over the scheme’s lack of privacy safeguards. On Monday, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said, "High levels of privacy protection and information security will be a core feature of the system. It is not a right for businesses to share consumer's data without their consent."
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