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Smart Grid Concerns Persist, CDT Proposes Policies

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

October 18, 2010

From coast to coast, consumers and advocates are expressing concern about the health and privacy implications of smart meters, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. In Maine, where the state's largest utility is beginning a smart meter rollout, residents and advocates have voiced concern, and in California, some municipalities have moved to delay the installation of smart meters due to uncertainties. In comments to the California Public Utilities Commission last week, the Center for Democracy and Technology(CDT) proposed a set of privacy policies for the smart grid, a CDT press release states. The Department of Energy last week issued a report on the smart grid's privacy concerns.
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