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NIST Releases Report on Privacy and the Smart Grid

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

September 3, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's smart grid privacy subgroup has published the second in its three-volume report on privacy within the smart grid. Released today, "Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security" explores privacy concerns and makes recommendations that personal information, personal privacy, behavioral privacy and personal communications privacy should all be equally considered when incorporating privacy into the grid. "The innovative technologies of the smart grid pose new issues for protecting consumers' privacy that will have to be tackled by law or by other means," the report states, as the types of data collected in the grid present risks to privacy that have not existed before. Editor's note: Read more about the privacy implications of the smart grid in an article from last month's Privacy Advisor.
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