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FTC Releases Agenda for November 19th “Internet of Things” Workshop

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Federal Trade Commission, Smart Meters, United States

The FTC has announced its agenda and panelists for its workshop on connected devices, which will be held on November 19, 2013. The workshop will focus on three industries that increasingly rely on the Internet of Things: (1) homes equipped with “smart” home appliances and connected devices; (2) health and fitness devices that transmit data… Continue Reading

ENISA Publishes New Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Security, European Union, International, Smart Meters

By Jacqueline Clover and Ezra Steinhardt In December 2012, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) published a set of (non-binding) Guidelines titled, “Appropriate security measures for smart grids; Guidelines to assess the sophistication of security measures implementation”.  The Guidelines are intended to help EU Member States and smart grid stakeholders improve the resilience… Continue Reading

Smart Grid Advocacy Group Seeks to Refute Privacy and Data Security Concerns

Posted in Smart Meters

The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) recently published a fact sheet and released a web video to refute privacy and data security critiques of smart meter technology.  SGCC is a non-profit that seeks “to advance the adoption of a reliable, efficient, and secure smart grid.” Its membership includes electric utility and technology companies, universities, government… Continue Reading

Maine Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Smart Meter Privacy Challenge

Posted in Smart Meters, United States

The Maine Supreme Court recently upheld a state agency’s dismissal of a privacy challenge to the installation of smart meter technology in Maine homes and businesses.  Smart meters use wireless technology to collect and transmit data to utility companies about how and when customers use electricity. While smart grid advocates argue that the use of… Continue Reading