Press Release | GBA Becomes Inaugural Member of DataGuard Energy Data Privacy Partnership Program
Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative and Green Button Alliance Become Inaugural Members of DataGuard Energy Data Privacy Partnership Program
Formal Partnership Indicates Support for Safe Use and Sharing of Consumers' Energy Data
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 27, 2018–Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) and Green Button Alliance (GBA) are the first organizations to join the DataGuard Energy Data Partnership Program. The DataGuard Partnership Program offers a formalized way for member-based organizations to indicate their support for the DataGuard consumer privacy concepts and principles.
With the recent turmoil around the unauthorized use of personal information, SECC believes consumers will be reassured by the DataGuard mark that communicates that energy and technology providers are treating their personal energy usage data confidentially.
— Patty Durand,
President & CEO, SECC in 2018.
The VCC is particularly useful for emerging vendors to encourage customers to authorize utilities to make customer data available for analysis and automation and to assure customers that the vendor will treat their personal data responsibly.
The Green Button Alliance leads the development of the Green Button utility-data exchange standard, which ensures utility customer-data privacy and the secure sharing of customer data. The GBA’s partnership in the DataGuard program aligns with our ongoing commitment to responsible data access and customer privacy.
— Jeremy J. Roberts,
Executive Director, GBA
The SECC and the GBA will co-host a webinar about the DataGuard Partnership Program. Other groups with an interest in customer privacy are invited to join the program or learn more at https://smartgrid.gov/data_guard.
About Green Button Alliance
Green Button Alliance is a nonprofit fostering the development, testing and compliance, and widespread adoption of the global Green Button electricity-, natural gas- and water-usage data- sharing standard.
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About the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative
Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative is a nonprofit serving as a trusted source of information for industry stakeholders seeking understanding of consumers’ views about grid modernization, electricity delivery and energy usage and for consumers seeking an understanding of the value of a modern electrical grid.