Will the ACCC be mandating the Error Handling CTS before February 2022?
Alternatively, will the ACCC be verifying error handling in the live ecosystem?
As discussed in the Participant Conformance Approach, the ACCC will allocate participants the most relevant test plan for their obligation date.
In regard to February 2022 obligations the most relevant CTS test plan is v3.4.
The ACCC does not intend to mandate v3.4 for active participants although v3.4 is available for participants should they wish to confirm usage of standardised error codes in preparation for February 2022.
Please do not hesitate to reach out and discuss with your ACCC contact via CDRTechnicalOperations@accc.gov.au
Note - as per the Participant Conformance Approach under certain circumstances, the Registrar may mandate active participants to retest their solution through the CTS. The Registrar will confirm the test plan to be completed.
As with all mandatory standards and CDR obligations, the expectation is that all participants comply. Any non-compliance would be considered in-line with the ACCC/OAIC Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Consumer Data Right.