Tag Archives: Privacy

France: No Legal Basis for Smart Meter Data Collection without Valid Consent

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions The French data protection authority (‘CNIL’) announced on March 27, 2018, that it had issued a formal notice to the nation’s primary electric supplier for failing to obtain consent for the collection of customer usage … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , | 7 Comments

‘Subhourly Smart Meter Data Raises Privacy and Safety Concerns’, According to Paper Referenced by Industry Proponents in Legal Brief

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions I previously wrote an article regarding the case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness, v. City of Naperville, where an amici curiae brief was filed by smart meter proponents explaining how government searches conducted using smart … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Government “Searches” Conducted Using Smart Meters Considered “Reasonable” by Industry Proponents

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions A shocking court filing by industry and smart meter proponents reveals the degree to which corporate and government interests will go to get these privacy-invading devices on our homes. In the case of Naperville Smart … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Smart Meters: “A Surveillance-capable Infrastructure”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  In a letter dated May 25, 2017, the ACLU of Washington raised “significant concerns about the lack of protections for privacy, as well as lack of transparency, in the implementation of Seattle City Light’s Advanced … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

CIA Looks to Spy on Private Lives through “Smart” Devices

PRESS STATEMENT: (March 7, 2017) Privacy International Reaction to Vault 7 Leaks Privacy International Executive Director Dr Gus Hosein said: “If today’s leaks are authenticated, they demonstrate what we’ve long been warning about government hacking powers — that they can be extremely intrusive, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Law is Clear: Details of the Home Are Entitled to the Utmost Fourth Amendment Protection

A Press Release from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): An Illinois Court Just Didn’t Get It: We Are Entitled to Expect Privacy In Our Smart Meter Data, Which Reveals What’s Going On Inside Our Homes March 1, 2017 | By … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Advocacy Groups Raise Concerns about Privacy Implications of Smart Meter Data in Newly Filed Brief

PRESS RELEASE (February 28, 2017):  Privacy International & the Electronic Frontier Foundation Raise Concerns about Privacy Implications of Smart Meter Data In Newly Filed Brief

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Privacy Advocacy Groups Submit Amicus Brief Opposing Smart Meter Fourth Amendment Violations

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  Last week I posted an article describing how the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group (NSMA) had filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit requesting a reversal of a lower … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Smart Meter Data Analysis Enables Consumer Profiling with “Alarmingly High Accuracy”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  From a recent peer-reviewed industry article [1], here is what is stated about the issue of privacy and smart meters for the “end user” of electricity: “Conventional meters were only capable of measuring and displaying … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Naperville Smart Meter Awareness Group Appeals to Higher Court on Fourth Amendment Violations

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  The Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group (NSMA) has filed its legal brief [1] with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit after a Federal District Court entered a final judgment against NSMA late … Continue reading

Posted in Smart Grid, Smart Meters, and RF Emissions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment