To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether smart meters will be connected to the internet; and what steps have been taken to ensure that they cannot be hacked into.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
21 July 2014
Smart meters will operate on a secure machine-to-machine system that only authorised parties, such as energy suppliers and network companies, can access. A robust smart metering security architecture has been established to prevent unauthorised access. This was developed in consultation with leading experts from within industry and Government and is underpinned by appropriate regulatory and technical security requirements.