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Privacy Monday – March 10, 2014

We hope that you remembered to “spring forward” over the weekend — Today’s Privacy Monday is a bit longer than usual – but an important read, particularly if you are a mobile app developer. California Public...more

California Public Utilities Commission Denies Request to Develop Privacy Standards for Wireless Carriers and Mobile Applications

After a year in which the California Legislature passed a spate of privacy laws, wireless providers and third party mobile application providers do not need to add privacy regulations from the California Public Utilities...more

EPIC Recommends Consumer Privacy Protections for California Smart Grid

In formal comments to the California Public Utility Commission, EPIC said that utility customers should control the use of personal information generated by Smart Grid services. EPIC warned that companies will otherwise use...more

EPIC Recommends Privacy Safeguards for Smart Grid Services

EPIC Recommends Privacy Safeguards for Smart Grid Services In formal comments, EPIC urged the California Public Utility Commission to adopt privacy safeguards for Smart Grid systems to protect consumer electricity usage...more

Comments Of The Electronic Privacy Information Center To The National Institute Of Standards And Technology: “NIST Framework and...

EPIC Urges Government to Protect Privacy in the Smart Grid On November 10, 2009, EPIC filed comments with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), urging it to implement robust privacy protections in the...more

Grid Privacy Issues To Be Examined by the Federal Communications Commission - Comment Period through October 2, 2009

Smart Grid technology enables electric utilities to use communications and computing technology to glean consumer electric usage patterns to facilitate more efficient network management. It has been identified by the FCC as a...more

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