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As Smart Grid Grows, Privacy Concerns Proliferate


August 31, 2012

With the increased emergence of smart grid technology and the deployment by utility companies of smart meters, governments and privacy advocates are “actively collaborating to work toward best practices, privacy frameworks and, in some jurisdictions, legislation.” The Future of Privacy Forum’s Chris Wolf has said the smart grid will “form a library of personal information, the mishandling of which could be highly invasive of consumer privacy.” In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, IAPP Publications Board Member Chris Pahl, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, and Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian offer advice on how utilities can address consumer concerns and apply appropriate data protection. (IAPP member login required.)
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