Frankrijk: Rechtszaak tegen invoering slimme meters.

woensdag, 30 november 2011 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

Op 30 nov. 2011 ontving Stopumts onderstaand Engelstalig persbericht van onze Franse collega's van Robin des Toits over een rechtszaak die in Frankrijk aangespannen wordt tegen de invoering van smartmeters, daar Linky genoemd:


LINKY Smartmeter put up to Court !

French National Association Robin des Toits has filed for appeal to
the french State Council against september 28th 2011 Ministry of
Energy's decision to install ''smart''meter Linky everywhere in France.

Robin des Toits underlines four major defects in this decision :

- Failure to adress Precautionary Principle with missing impact
studies of sanitary consequences in terms of population exposition to
electromagnetic fields, which have recently been classified a possible
carcinogenic by the World Health Organization. Failure to consider
alternative technologies.

- Violation of the law related to computerized information and freedom
(Informatique et libertés, january 6th, 1978), due to excessive
collection and data procession in relation to the initial purpose
sought, leading to invasion of privacy.

- Violation of public markets laws in design and choice of the meter,
which will represent a very large sum of money from the company who
will build it, and which hasn't gone through neither a tender process
nor any large call for competition.

- Violation of local authorities ownership rights and freedom of
administration, communities being dispossessed of meters that once
were their property. Moreover, a law would've been necessary to enable
this kind of property transfert.

The sum of all abovementioned infractions and illegal dispositions
enables everyone to oppose the installation of this type of meter,
with basis the recent decision of the Europe Council reminding that
all public decision is submitted to the Precautionary Principle. Yet
violation of Precautionary Principle is patent in this type of meter
(Electricity, Water and natural gas).

Now that the delay is breached by this appeal, National Association
Robin des Toits invites elected officials and local authorities
everywhere in France to associate in this action, as well as other
associations and groupments opposed to Linky, and to intervene in the
dispute to present their own arguments and maximize chances to obtain
annulation of this decision which is lacking on so many standpoints.

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