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Judge: Privacy Concerns "Unfounded" in Smart Meter Case

SMART GRID—U.S.

March 27, 2013

Judge John Lee has dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness Group against the City of Naperville. Lee’s 24-page ruling stated the group “did not pursue any state remedies prior to filing a lawsuit in federal court” and that the city “has precautions in place to guarantee that electric usage data gathered from meters for the purposes of running the utility will not be shared without consumer consent.” The ruling also stated privacy concerns were “unfounded,” as there was no proof consumer data was being collected or used without consent, Positively Naperville reports.
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