Privacy Advisor

Consumer data privacy concerns persist in smart grid plans

Utilities around the world are increasingly deploying smart meters to customer households as regions prepare to shift their energy infrastructure to digital smart grids, a move that will revolutionize the way utilities and consumers measure and monitor electricity usage. But the shift creates space for potential dangers as well as opportunities when it comes to privacy and security, and though much progress has been made in the last year or so, questions remain—especially when it comes to the granular customer data that smart meters will provide and what may or may not be done with that data.

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