More than 120 people ask this Tuesday, the Paris tribunal of provisional measures against the electric meters Linky "communicating", especially by denouncing the use by the subsidiary independent of the distribution of EDF Enedis considering making the data collected by these devices.
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many procedures of the kind have already been launched. But this type of action, whether they come from local communities or users, has not so far been successful. The two lawyers for the plaintiffs hope to take the first step towards a case-law in favour of consumers if the interim relief judge found in their favour. "If this action is successful, this will be a way for those who do not want the Linky for them to place themselves under the protection of justice", explains to Me Christophe Léguevaques.
I Léguevaques and his colleague Arnaud Durand include the fact that Enedis plans to use on a large scale the data captured through these next-generation meters. "Enedis is today a distributor of energy, but aims to become a broker of information and an actor in the big data" explain to Me Christopher Léguevaques. One aspect of his activity that Enedis dangled to investors, underscore the two lawyers, who are based in particular on a presentation document of the company and on a decision of the national Commission on informatics and liberties (CNIL). In the first, Enedis points out that if 35 million smart meters are deployed in France, they make it possible to collect, at a rate of one measurement every ten minutes, approximately 1.800 billion rows of data per year and to have a "vision 360 (degrees) of the client".A collection is "particularly intrusive"
In its decision of march 5, 2018, the CNIL considers for its part that it is "particularly intrusive" collection of data "likely to reveal information on the private life of the persons concerned". According to the two lawyers, to "communicate" and to gather these data, Enedis uses "powerline" (CPL) that generate radio frequencies that are located between 35 and 95 kHz, which transform the electric circuit of the clients antenna. However, in a notice of June 2017, the national Agency of sanitary security (Anses) recommends to study the possibility of installing filters to prevent the propagation of the signals CPL" in the housing and a state of"uncertainties about the health impacts" of the frequencies implemented, argue the two lawyers.
They denounce finally, the fact that the"official valuator" of the meter Linky, the Capgemini group, has been sort of a party and a judge in this case. This consulting company in high tech has recommended to the Commission for energy regulation (CRE) to continue the deployment of these devices. But it is also given in 2011, two contracts related to the deployment of Linky by ERDF, which has become Enedis in 2016: one for assistance to mastery of work, the other control of work, explain to Me Léguevaques and Durand.
They ask the court to enjoin Enedis not to install a meter Linky to their clients, to provide them with free electricity for all common POWERLINE and to communicate with you all a series of information, in particular on the nature of the data collected by this device.
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