DSB | Data Quality Workshop 02 : Data Conventions

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Work through the first Data Conventions for Product Reference Data

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About the Workshop

Consumers now have greater access to banking product data, through standards-based APIs. Initial Data Holders began sharing consumer data on July 1st 2020, and non-major ADIs are sharing Product Reference Data in growing numbers.

As consumers and data recipients increasingly make use of Consumer Data Right (CDR) data, ensuring data quality requires common conventions and conformity across all Data Holders.

This workshop is a follow-up to the initial Introduction, Scoping and Quality workshops held by the ACCC and DSB on the 4th and 25th of August 2020. In this workshop we will seek to work through a first cut of potential data conventions in relation to Product Reference Data and how these apply to personas, their use cases and the API Payloads.

The agenda will be based on community input, using the identified and triaged Data Quality issues raised by the community. These issues will be the basis of the topics and focus groups we form.

Note: this will be a hands on workshop. Please be prepared to actively contribute.

Limited spaces

While space in an online forum is less constrained than in a physical space, for management of the workshop it is requested no more than 2 people attend from each organisation.


Data Standards workshops are recorded for research purposes. All recordings are kept securely, as are the transcripts which may be made from them. No identifying material shall be provided without the participant's consent. Participants may contact@consumerdatastandards.gov.au should they have any further questions or wish to have any material redacted from the record.

Workshop type

A note to participants this workshop is a hands-on session where we will form groups around specific topics, break out into separate sessions, self organise and then present back the outcomes to the broader group.

Location and date

The workshop will be held online and facilitated by the Data Standards Body team. Online tools will include Zoom and Miro. Please ensure you are able to access these tools and tested these on your work station.


Non-technical and technical stakeholders of CDR participants including service providers, consumer advocates and software vendors.

Further workshops

Dates and high-level agendas for future workshops will be published in due course, based partly on the feedback received at this workshop. We are cognizant of the many exceptional demands being placed on organisations and individuals at this time and we will adjust our timelines appropriately to support progress at a manageable pace.

Engagement with the Consumer Data Standards team

For those keen to engage with us you can:

Check out our website: https://consumerdatastandards.gov.au/

Read the standards here.

Sign up to the Technical Working Group here.

About the Consumer Data Right

The Consumer Data Right (CDR) is a competition and consumer reform which will allow consumers to require a company such as their energy retailer to share their data with an accredited service provider such as a comparison site to get more tailored, competitive services. Consumers will need to consent and authorise their data to be shared under the CDR. Data61 (as the appointed Data Standards Body) is supporting the development of the technical standards that underpin and enable the CDR. Having initially developed standards to meet the needs of the banking sector the focus has now shifted to the energy sector.

This event is hosted by the Data Standards Body Technical Working Group, which focuses on functional requirements for CDR API's and information security standards, including authorisation and authentication flows. The Technical Working Group is a consultative body that provides recommendations to the Chair of the Data Standards Body who will take into account those recommendations in the course of setting and amending the Consumer Data Standards.

Further information

For more information or questions, please email: contact@consumerdatastandards.gov.au

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The Australian government has introduced a Consumer Data Right giving consumers greater control over their data. Part of this right requires the creation of common technical standards making it easier and safer for consumers to access data held about them by businesses, and – if they choose to – share this data via application programming interfaces (APIs) with trusted, accredited third parties.

CSIRO has been appointed by the Treasurer as the Data Standards Body (DSB) to support the delivery of the Consumer Data Right. The DSB is responsible for assisting Mr Andrew Stevens, the Data Standards Chair, in the development of common technical standards to allow Australians to access data held about them by businesses and direct its safe transfer to others.

The work of standards development is conducted in close consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as lead regulator of the Consumer Data Right, supported by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

The Consumer Data Right is intended to apply sector by sector across the whole economy, beginning in the banking sector. The next step for Consumer Data Right is in the energy and telecommunications sectors with other sectors to follow.

A number of working groups have been established to support the DSB in designing and testing the open standards it develops. Input provided by the Advisory Committees and working groups, alongside draft guidance materials, API specifications and implementation materials are being shared on this website and on GitHub.

For more information, contact contact@consumerdatastandards.gov.au.

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