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Law Students to Study Smart Grid

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 8, 2010

Vermont Law School has launched a project to study the smart grid, The National Law Journal reports. The school has hired two energy experts to assist students in studying regulatory and privacy issues associated with the smart grid, which will digitize consumer energy information, in some cases down to the appliance level. The two-year project is funded in part by a U.S. Department of Energy grant. Energy expert Kevin Jones said the project will research how utility companies have balanced smart grid technology and privacy concerns, the report states. "There will be a lot more information about customers and energy usage with these smart meters, and privacy has been a big question thus far," Jones said. Editor's note: Read more about privacy and the smart grid in an article from last month's Privacy Advisor newsletter.
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