Aug 192012
 
 August 19, 2012  Court

Shelton Abramson writes:

The Maine Supreme Court recently upheld a state agency’s dismissal of a privacy challenge to the installation of smart meter technology in Maine homes and businesses.  Smart meters use wireless technology to collect and transmit data to utility companies about how and when customers use electricity. While smart grid advocates argue that the use of smart meters will promote energy efficiency and customer savings, privacy advocates have raised concerns about the nature of the data that is collected.

Read more about Friedman v. Public Utilities Commission et al. on Covington & Burling InsidePrivacy.

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