Screen scraping is a technology that collects displayed data to support a range of activities. This consultation focuses on screen scraping practices that involve consumers providing their login details to third parties to collect data to provide a product or service, such as loans or financial management products. The practice of consumers sharing their login details is inconsistent with cyber security advice and may pose consumer protection risks.
This discussion paper seeks views on the nature of the screen scraping market, risks to consumers, the broader regulatory context and the comparability of data accessed through screen scraping with the Consumer Data Right (CDR).
It also seeks views on the recommendation of the Statutory Review of the CDR that screen scraping be banned where the CDR is a viable alternative.
Views will inform policy development on options for regulating screen scraping practices.