It may seem banal, but how much energy a household used at a particular time is actually intimate information concerning someone’s private life. That’s the argument raised by activist groups the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy International in a recent court filing.
But the move highlights a more general trend: As citizens bring more and more data-collecting devices, such as the Amazon Echo or Google Nest into their homes, those so-called “smart” gadgets come with a host of questions, concerns, and problems around who can access that data, and their impact on privacy.
Joseph Cox reports:
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