Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy
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Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy

Edited by Rafael Leal-Arcas and Jan Wouters

This authoritative Research Handbook presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the most important research and latest trends in EU energy law and policy. It offers high-quality original contributions that provide state-of-the-art research in this rapidly evolving area, situated in the broader context of international economic law and governance.
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Chapter 19: A (legal) challenge to privacy: on the implementation of smart meters in the EU and the US

Max Baumgart

Abstract

Smart meters offer a way to address challenges created by the growing production and availability of volatile renewable energies, but they also create problems with respect to data protection. The implementation of interoperable smart meters on the grounds of EU law creates concerns in regard to compatibility with EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Article 7. The EU should therefore adopt an area-specific protection concept, which contains detailed rules to remove the concerns about the legality of interoperable smart meters. This chapter gives a detailed analysis of the smart-meter-related EU legislation and, to put implementation of smart meters into a more general context, gives an overview on the implementation of smart meters in the United States of America.

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