New EU data protection reform strengthens citizens’ rights. Insights from the ExcEED project
New EU data protection regulation aims to empower citizens.
From May 25, 2018, the most important change in European data privacy regulation in two decades will come into force. The EU General Data Protection Regulation aims to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches.
Although the key principles of data privacy still hold true, data collectors will have to abide by new rules such as: clear consent requests, timely breach notifications, the right to be forgotten, privacy by design, etc.
The EU-funded project ExcEED, together with other projects/initiatives dealing with data on the energy performance of buildings, must implement these new rules. Some of the main changes and their impact are highlighted in this latest briefing. ExcEED considers data privacy of paramount importance when designing its database on state-of-the-art buildings and districts (available from mid-2018).