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Making data standards

             (1)  The Data Standards Chair may, by writing, make one or more data standards about each of the following matters:

                     (a)  the format and description of CDR data;

                     (b)  the disclosure of CDR data;

                     (c)  the collection, use, accuracy, storage, security and deletion of CDR data;

                     (d)  de-identifying CDR data, including so that it no longer relates to:

                              (i)  an identifiable person; or

                             (ii)  a person who is reasonably identifiable;

                     (e)  other matters prescribed by the regulations.

Note:          For variation and repeal, see subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Complying with consumer data rules when making standards etc.

             (2)  The Data Standards Chair must comply with the consumer data rules when:

                     (a)  making a data standard; or

                     (b)  varying or revoking a data standard;

including complying with any related requirements specified in those rules about approval, consultation and the formation of committees, advisory panels and consultative groups.

Note:          The rules could, for example, require a proposed data standard to be approved by the Commission before it is made.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (2), the Data Standards Chair must:

                     (a)  make, under subsection (1), a data standard about a particular matter mentioned in subsection (1) if the consumer data rules so requires; and

                     (b)  specify in that data standard that it is binding if the consumer data rules so requires.

A data standard is a binding data standard if it is made under subsection (1) in accordance with paragraph (b) of this subsection.

Data standards are not legislative instruments

             (4)  A data standard made under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

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