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Europe Data Protection Digest | Energy companies voice concerns with ePrivacy Regulation Related reading: A view from Brussels: Behavioral advertising is an unstoppable current




A group of energy companies has sent a letter to EU authorities to voice their criticisms with the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, EURACTIV reports. The companies’ main concern surrounds companies needing to receive consent in order to process energy data from equipment within their homes. The ePrivacy Regulation also gives users the ability to revoke consent at any time. The companies, which include Eurelectric, smartEn and the European Heat Pump Association, said in the letter the rules would make it impossible for energy companies to process data. “Almost all innovative business models in the energy sector are based on the processing of consumption, condition, and measurement of data,” the groups state in the letter.
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