Tag Archives: Privacy

Smart Meter Data Collection is a “Search,” but Court Allows Anyway

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions, Updated Augsut 24, 2018 A few days ago I reported on a ruling in the smart meter-related case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness (NSMA) v. City of Naperville (Case 1:11-cv-09299) [1]. Since then, there have … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rules against Consumers on Smart Meters and Privacy Rights

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions , Updated August 22, 2018 Key Article Points Based upon a Federal Appeals Court analysis, all City of Naperville electric customers are being subjected to a governmental search every 15 minutes without a voluntary consent. … Continue reading

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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