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 information from unauthorized collection, use, and disclosure. Smart Grid networks uniquely identify individual electrical appliances, and create new privacy risks. EPIC recommended that policies be established to protect consumer data, including limitations on data collection, new security standards, and independent oversight.

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Published In: Consumer Protection Updates, Energy & Utilities Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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