European Data Protection Digest

ENISA Calls for Smart Grid Security, Privacy Regulations


July 12, 2012

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has recommended the European Commission and member states develop “specific policy documents and regulations on cybersecurity and privacy of the smart grid in order to improve the current regulatory and policy framework.” This was among 10 recommendations in a report the agency put forth this week. The report concludes the agency’s study to identify “risks and challenges related to cybersecurity aspects of smart grids.” ENISA says the smart grid’s success depends upon the guarantee of consumers’ privacy, among other factors, and that “cybersecurity and privacy should be addressed at the design phase so as to minimize costs and maximize security.”
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