Jul 292011
 July 29, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Chad Skelton reports:

B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner will investigate BC Hydro’s Smart Meter program to ensure it complies with privacy laws.

In a news release Thursday, Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said she decided to launch her investigation after receiving numerous complaints that the information collected by the meters may breach personal privacy.

“The privacy and security of energy consumption data is a very real issue for citizens throughout the province,” Denham is quoted as saying in the news release. “With an increase in the frequency of the information collected from smart meters comes an increased responsibility on BC Hydro to ensure that privacy and security is built into the smart grid.”

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