European Data Protection Digest

Gov’t Plans Obligations for Smart Meter Suppliers

PERSONAL PRIVACY—UK

June 7, 2012

The UK government plans to require smart meter suppliers to ensure data security as part of licensing agreements to install the technology, reports Out-Law.com. The Department for Energy and Climate Change said in its latest consultation that it has established steps suppliers will have to carry out to ensure their systems are secure to an “appropriate standard,” the report states. Those steps will include initial and ongoing risk assessments of end-to-end systems and annual independent security risk audits. Smart meters are to be installed across the UK by 2014.
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