Jaikumar Vijayan reports:
California’s Public Utilities Commission has proposed a new set of rules for protecting the security and privacy of consumer data collected by the state’s utility companies via new smart metering technology.
The proposal aims to secure customer usage data collected by smart meters deployed by the Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison. The rules would also cover all contractors and other third parties that work with utility companies in the state and have access to the usage data.
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