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Power sector ‘concerned’ about new EU data privacy rules

A proposed ePrivacy regulation currently under discussion at EU level would hurt new business models in the clean energy sector, which are “almost all” based on the collection and treatment of data by home equipment and smart meters, warns an industry coalition. Under the proposed rules, consumers would need to give their prior consent to companies processing energy data from equipment installed in people’s homes and revoke it at any moment, without advance notice.

Full article: Power sector ‘concerned’ about new EU data privacy rules – EURACTIV.com

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