Tag Archives: privacy

Illinois: Industry files amicus brief against citizen group in Smart Meter lawsuit, says invasion of privacy is minimal or non-existent

B. The Pervasiveness of Smart Meters Undermines Any Asserted Expectation of Privacy from Their Use as a Means to Gather Electricity Usage Information. V. ASSERTIONS BY THE APPELLANT AND ITS AMICI THAT SMART-METER DATA REVEALS PRIVATE ACTIVITY WITHIN THE HOME … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,

Australia: Two-way Smart Meters are vulnerable to hacking

Another security report on Smart Meters. Unlike Canberra, a high percentage of Smart Meters in the U.S. are two-way. Once a surveillance-capable device is attached to a building, there is no longer any privacy. There is only a “confidentiality agreement” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

Canada: “The slippery slope” — privacy violation at center of city’s proposal to ‘mine’ Smart Meter data

Comment: Privacy is lost as soon as the surveillance is attached to the home. When they talk about “protecting privacy”, what they are really talking about is confidentiality. and as we know, promises of confidentiality are not kept.  From the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,

“Highly personalized profiles of each and every customer” — companies decode Smart Meter data for energy utilities

Utility companies say they only get aggregate, anonymous data from Smart Meters  and that your energy usage data is completely private. This is what actually happens to your energy data. From ONZO December 7, 2016 “A quick video to help you understand … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , ,

EFF: An Illinois court just didn’t get it: we are entitled to expect privacy; Smart Meter data reveals what’s going on inside our homes

From Electronic Frontier Foundation MARCH 1, 2017 BY Karen Gullo and Jamie Williams Cities across the country are switching to wireless smart meters. You may even have one in your home. Utility companies say the new technology helps consumers monitor … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , ,

Privacy advocacy groups file amicus brief, raise privacy implications of Smart Meter data

“Smart meter data reveals intimate details about what is going on inside the home. The lower court made false assumptions about how smart meter technology works, and its decision is a threat to the privacy of the 57 million and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

Lawsuit in Illinois: Consumer group appeals Smart Meter 4th Amendment violations to 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

From Smart Grid Awareness By K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions February 22, 2017 Key Points Made in Appeal Brief As a matter of law, NSMA members have a reasonable expectation of privacy for data acquired from inside their homes.  The Kyllo … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,