California Protects the Privacy of Smart Meter Data

The California Public Utility Commission has established new rules to protect information about consumer use of "smart meter" electrical services. The California decision, the first in the country, establishes fair information practice requirements, including a consumer right of access and control, data minimization obligations, use and disclosure limitations, and data quality and integrity requirements. Electric utilities and their contractors, as well as third party who receive electricity usage data from utilities are subject to the new rules. EPIC submitted extensive comments to the Public Utility Commission regarding privacy safeguards for consumer energy usage data. For more, see EPIC Smart Grid Privacy.

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