Consumer data right

The Government will establish a consumer data right in New Zealand to give individuals and businesses greater choice and control over their data. This is done through the Customer and Product Data Bill, which is now before Parliament.

The Bill will be rolled out to the banking and electricity sectors first. Consultation on how the Bill can apply to these sectors will follow later this year.

In this section

Why do we need this Bill?

On this page we explain what problems the Bill aims to fix, and how it will enable better outcomes for all in Aotearoa New Zealand.

What does the Bill do?

Read an overview of what the Bill does, and does not do. This section also answers frequently asked questions.

Overview of future system, and next steps

The Bill sets a framework, with further important rules to be set out in regulations.

Key documents

Access important documents about the development of the Bill, including discussion documents, the exposure draft, cabinet papers, and more.

Get involved:

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

Please email us if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on the Bill or consultation on regulations for the banking and electricity sectors.

Last updated: 23 May 2024