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Working Party Dislikes EC’s Impact Assessment Template

SMART GRID—EU

May 1, 2013

The Article 29 Working Party has criticized the European Commission’s recommended template for data protection impact assessments (DPIA) on smart meter use, Out-Law.com reports. “The submitted DPIA Template does not directly address the actual impacts on the data subjects, such as, for example, financial loss resulting from inaccurate billing, price discrimination or criminal acts facilitated by unauthorized profiling,” said the Working Party. Smart metering is due to take effect in the UK in 2014, but privacy concerns have been raised.
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