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City Works on Privacy Policy

SMART GRID

March 8, 2013

Summerside is at work on a privacy disclosure policy for the data it is able to gather on electricity customers via the smart grid, CBC News reports. The report notes the ability of smart meters to monitor household energy use “and essentially talk back and forth with the Summerside Electric Utility” and quotes concerns from Joshua Hart of Stop Smart Meters. A Summerside Electric official said such information is not given out without accountholder authorization and noted the city’s privacy disclosure policy will be shared with customers.
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