27 November 2019
Government and Ofgem to introduce a data access and privacy framework for the EV sector.
Consumers need confidence on what data is being used for smart charging and EV services. There should be protections in place about how often industry can access this data and what for, and crucially, consumers should own data relating to their charging usage and transactions.
Consumers will need to be confident that any data they agree to release relating to their EV or chargepoint will be maintained according to an agreed framework of rules. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out rules on the retention, deletion, processing and transfer of data. However, the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has identified the need for further protections:
The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce proposes that a Data Access and Privacy Framework be set out by Government and Ofgem to deliver on the above. The framework must:
The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce proposes that Ofgem and Government introduce a Data Access and Privacy Framework for the EV sector to ensure that consumers have full control over their data by 2021. Consumers should be made aware of all data access issues at the point of sale of all EV products and services as well as their powers to control and delete this data.
3 December 2020