This work was conducted by one of the expert groups called "Expert Group 2" to identify appropriate regulatory scenario and recommendations for data handling, data security and data protection. The group's objective was to establish a data privacy and data security framework which not only protects but also facilitates innovation in a secured manner.
Existing European privacy framework has directives and each country has the freedom to implement those as national law. Some of those directives are provide guidance for Smart Metering issues. Many Smart Grid stakeholders are there who have sets of potential benefits from Smart Grid. Some of these benefits will not be realized if proper information safeguarding is not assured. This work tried to identify such issues, too.