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The Australian - Nov. 15, 2016: Data, it’s the electricity of our age. Global internet traffic is predicted to nearly triple over the next five years, driving billions of dollars of investment in the construction of new data centres that enable our digital lives.
ZDNet - Nov. 14, 2016: The discount department store ceased online shopping operations last Thursday after customer data was pre-populating as a result of a 'technical issue'.
The Government draft report was released on 3 November 2016. The public is invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions by Monday 12 December 2016.
The final report is expected to be handed to the Australian Government in March 2017.
Review the Data Availability and Use paper and the overview guide below. Also included is an infographic.
Innovations Australia.com - 7 Nov., 2016: The Treasurer Scott Morrison has thrown the substantial weight of his office behind draft that would give consumers more control over data held by banks and others about themselves, and enable broader access to datasets considered of national interest.
TEN News - Nov. 6, 2016: The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has slammed the federal government for failing to properly address the nation’s obesity ‘epidemic,’ and has called for increased regulation on unhealthy food.
WSJ - Nov. 4, 2016: Yesterday you searched for Planters nuts on Amazon. Today, there he is, Mr. Peanut—monocle, top hat and all—smack in the middle of your Facebook feed.
AFR - Nov. 3, 2016: Incumbent business and entrenched sectors across the economy from finance, communications to healthcare and transport face a wave of disruption and innovation if a bold Productivity Commission proposal to give consumers a powerful new "right" to access their data gets up.
Lawyers Weekly - 1 Nov., 2016: This year, Australia’s market leader in document storage, Recall, was taken over by US-based Iron Mountain, meaning Australian businesses who had chosen Recall as their provider now find their records in the hands of an overseas giant.