TBH, neither would surprise me.
But even if not, I imagine the enforcement would be laughable at best. And if so, click-bait really is the best seller sadly enough.
I know a lot has been said about "smart meters" which is technically feasible and possible, (such as tracking data regarding one's power usage, remote power shutoff, and perhaps later after more development, ones physical location). But I never believe in conspiracy theories because 1: it's not a conspiracy if everyone knows about it to the degree that it could even be found in public documents, 2: it's not a conspiracy if it's technically legal regardless of how undermining, underhanded, or even immoral it may actually be. So at least with regard to smart meters, data is obviously tracked because that's how we're billed, and the technical capabilities can be found in the datasheets for many meters, many which do support multiple RF protocols and remote shutoff. Not really a problem other than making the grid as vulnerable as anything else connected to the Internet, which seems too stupid to ever be called "smart."
So, I certainly wouldn't know about anything going on in the EU, but neither should it concern me too much. Globalists are free to take their leave from the fanciful idea they could control everything everywhere. Even our assumed govt. needs to heed the 10th Amendment, but nevertheless the world continues.
So if this is indeed a hoax, great!
I know our issues with Net Neutrality wasn't technically a hoax, but regardless, it does seem to be a moot point in the scheme of things.