Overview of future system, and next steps

The Customer and Product Data Bill creates a high-level framework which can be applied to the whole economy.

The Bill creates the basic settings for requiring data exchange.

  • Important details will be in regulations which set out safeguards and accreditation criteria.
  • It will be ‘turned on’ sector by sector, through ‘designations’ (which are provided for in the Bill).
  • The Bill will be rolled out to the banking and electricity sectors. Consultation on how the Bill can apply to these sectors will follow later this year.

An overview of the whole system enabled by the Bill is available here

MBIE aims to consult on the proposed designation and regulations while the Bill is before Select Committee, so the three can be considered together.

You can follow the Bill’s progress through Parliament, including through select committee, online(external link)

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Please note that while the Bill is before Select Committee all feedback about the Bill must be directed to the Clerk of the Committee.