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The timing of the review of the Data Access and Privacy Framework

5 November 2015 WebTeam CitA

Citizens Advice is pleased to respond to DECC’s consultation on the timing of the review of the Data Access and Privacy Framework

In principle Citizens Advice does not take issue with the delay of the full review of the data access and privacy and framework, particularly in light of the delays in the launch of DCC services and subsequent delays to the rollout as a whole.

However in light of this proposed delay the “continuous monitoring and review” process outlined in section 3 of the consultation document will become all the more important to ensure that the principles of the Data Access and Privacy Framework are upheld as smart meters are installed in consumer homes across Great Britain. There remain several outstanding areas of concern regarding the handling of consumer data as part of the smart meter rollout. It will be imperative that a delay to the review not delay action on these areas. 

Download our response to DECC’s consultation on the timing of the review of the Data Access and Privacy Framework