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CA PUC Approves Gas Meter Privacy Protections

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

August 30, 2012

The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously agreed to new rules governing the protection and use of consumers’ data captured from gas meters, Solid State Technology reports. Two commissioners described the protections as being balanced, enabling both consumer protections and the “responsible use of consumer information,” according to the report. The rules allow covered entities certain rights around the collection, use and disclosure of the data.
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