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The instrument amends Privacy Safeguard regulations for the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) under the Consumer Data Right, as well as applying Privacy Safeguards to energy retailers who receive data from AEMO.
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Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 16
Registered 26 Nov 2021
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Competition and Consumer Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Regulations 2021

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 25 November 2021

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Jane Hume

Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010                                                                                2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Regulations 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010

1  Subregulation 2(1) (definition of AEMO)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

AEMO means Australian Energy Market Operator Limited (ACN 072 010 327).

2  Subregulation 2(1)

Insert:

CDR data held by AEMO means CDR data of which AEMO is a data holder because of the energy sector designation.

energy retailer means a retailer within the meaning of the energy sector designation.

energy sector designation means the Consumer Data Right (Energy Sector) Designation 2020.

3  Before Part 2B

Insert:

Part 2BAConsumer data right

  

28RA  Application of privacy safeguards in the energy sector

             (1)  This regulation is made for the purposes of section 56GE (exemptions and modifications) of the Act.

             (2)  AEMO is exempt:

                     (a)  in relation to CDR data held by AEMO, from the following provisions of the Act:

                              (i)  section 56ED (Privacy safeguard 1—open and transparent management of CDR data);

                             (ii)  section 56EN (Privacy safeguard 11—quality of CDR data);

                            (iii)  section 56EP (Privacy safeguard 13—correction of CDR data); and

                     (b)  in relation to CDR data held by AEMO that AEMO discloses to an energy retailer as required or permitted by the Act, from section 56EM (Privacy safeguard 10—notifying of the disclosure of CDR data) of the Act.

             (3)  The following provisions:

                     (a)  section 56ED (Privacy safeguard 1—open and transparent management of CDR data) of the Act;

                     (b)  section 56EM (Privacy safeguard 10—notifying of the disclosure of CDR data) of the Act;

                     (c)  any other provision (except subsection 56BD(3) of the Act) covered by paragraph 56GE(1)(a) or (b) of the Act, to the extent that the other provision affects, or is affected by, the operation of a provision referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subregulation;

apply in relation to energy retailers, in relation to CDR data held by AEMO that AEMO has disclosed to an energy retailer as required or permitted by the Act, as if those provisions were varied so that they apply to such CDR data in the same way as they apply to CDR data of which the retailer is a data holder because of the energy sector designation.

             (4)  The following provisions:

                     (a)  section 56EP (Privacy safeguard 13—correction of CDR data) of the Act;

                     (b)  any other provision (except subsection 56BD(3) of the Act) covered by paragraph 56GE(1)(a) or (b) of the Act, to the extent that the other provision affects, or is affected by, the operation of section 56EP of the Act;

apply in relation to energy retailers, in relation to CDR data held by AEMO that AEMO has disclosed to an energy retailer as required or permitted by the Act, as if:

                     (c)  those provisions were varied so that they apply to such CDR data in the same way as they apply to CDR data of which the retailer is a data holder because of the energy sector designation; and

                     (d)  section 56EP of the Act were modified by omitting from subsection 56EP(1) “to deal with each of the matters in subsection (3)”.