Europe’s Article 29 Working Party issues smart meter guidelines
Source: HL Chronicle of Data Protection, April 18, 2011
Europe’s group of data protection authorities, the Article 29 Working Party, issued an opinion on smart meters, which goes into surprising detail on points such as the size of the display for the user interface, the need for a ‘push button’ consent module for consumers, the need to keep load graph data stored locally whenever possible. The Art 29 WP stresses the need for energy suppliers and third party energy service companies to develop detailed data retention policies to ensure smart meter data are deleted as soon as no longer needed. … The opinion strongly recommends the implementation of Privacy by Design, including privacy impact assessments, security and privacy audits.
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