With regards to the recent issues regarding Smart Meters, Enemalta would like to assure its customers that the protection of its customers’ personal data is always at the forefront of its operations. As a result, the necessary measures have been taken also with regards to the collection of data from smart meters to protect the privacy of the customer.
The Smart Meter system uses secure encrypted communication and data recording techniques which are both highly robust and resilient to any outside attacks. This means data cannot be accessed by third parties directly.
Whilst it is true that Smart Meters can monitor electricity consumption at periods of the day, Enemalta’s only purposes for collecting the data are the billing of electricity and the maintenance and development of its distribution network.
Furthermore, it should also be pointed out that any misuse of personal data is already strictly regulated by the Data protection Act.
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