Links to Resources


Smart Meter Privacy & Security Issues and Legislative Actions (updated 3/1/16)

 

Privacy

Intel Chief: ‘We Might Use Smart-Home Devices to Spy On You’ -WND
http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/intel-chief-we-might-use-smart-home-devices-to-spy-on-you/

Smart Grid Powers Up Privacy Worries- Politico
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/energy-electricity-data-use-113901

Why Smart People Are Suspicious of Smart Meters – Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2010/12/10/why-smart-people-are-suspicious-of-smart-meters/

Who’s Watching? Privacy Concerns Persist as Smart Meters Roll Out
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2012/12/121212-smart-meter-privacy/

Smart meters raise questions of third-party privacy issues – Houston Chronicle
http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Smart-meters-raise-questions-of-third-party-4298105.php

Utilities ‘Very Excited’ about Mining Smart Meter Data and Invading Your Privacy
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/05/19/utilities-excited-about-mining-smart-meter-data/

Your Outlet Knows: How Smart Meters Can Reveal Behavior at Home, What We Watch on TV
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-06-10/your-outlet-knows-how-smart-meters-can-reveal-behavior-at-home-what-we-watch-on-tv

Is Your Smart Meter Spying On You? Washington’s Blog
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/06/is-your-smart-meter-spying-on-you.html

Now utilities can tell customers how much energy each appliance uses (just from the smart meter data) – SmartGridNews
http://www.smartgridnews.com/story/now-utilities-can-tell-customers-how-much-energy-each-appliance-uses-just-s/2014-05-14#.U4bOzCiM7TY

US Intelligence Chief: We might Use the Internet of Things to Spy on You- The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/09/internet-of-things-smart-home-devices-government-surveillance-james-clapper

Living in a Glass House: Privacy Implications of Smart Meter Data | Bass Connections in Energy
http://sites.duke.edu/bassconnectionsinenergy/2013/12/04/living-in-a-glass-house-privacy-implications-of-smart-meter-data/

Are smart meters a privacy risk? – SmartPlanet
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/are-smart-meters-a-privacy-risk/

Smart Meters and the Fourth Amendment
http://itlaw.wikia.com/wiki/Smart_Meters_and_the_Fourth_Amendment

Privacy Implications of Smart Meters
http://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3780&context=cklawreview

Smart meter opponents raise concerns over health, security, privacy- The Boston Globe
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/05/31/smart-meter-opponents-raise-concerns-over-health-security-privacy/ih0mDiFujPrF8yqAeJ2DeO/story.html

Privacy and Health Concerns on “Smart Meters” Growing Globally
http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/energy/item/12344-privacy-and-health-concerns-on-%E2%80%9Csmart-meters%E2%80%9D-growing-globally

How Smart Meters Invade Individual Privacy | Smart Grids, Smart Meters, Radiofrequency (RF) Emissions, and Sustainability
http://smartgridawareness.org/privacy-and-data-security/how-smart-meters-invade-individual-privacy/

A Perspective on How Smart Meters Invade Individual Privacy
http://skyvisionsolutions.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/utility-smart-meters-invade-privacy-22-aug-2014.pdf

‘Smart’ Meters are ‘Guilt Meters’ and an Example of a ‘Fraudulent, Bogus Innovation’
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/12/01/smart-meters-are-guilt-meters-and-bogus-innovation/

Your Smart Home Knows Way Too Much About You
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/your_smart_home_knows_way_too_much_about_you_20151012

Smart Meters: Energy In, Privacy Out- The Daily Caller
http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/23/smart-meters-energy-in-privacy-out/

 

Security

How Dangerous and Expensive Became “Smart” An Exposé of the “Smart Grid”
http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/smart-meters-not-so-smart/

440 million new hackable smart grid points | Computerworld Blogs
http://blogs.computerworld.com/17120/400_million_new_hackable_smart_grid_points

Utilities rank highest for risk of data breaches
http://www.smartgridnews.com/story/utilities-rank-highest-risk-data-breaches/2015-04-15

NSA Chief: Damaging Cyber-Attack Coming
http://www.govinfosecurity.com/nsa-chief-damaging-cyber-attack-coming-a-7589

Turkey’s 10-Hour Blackout Shows Threat to World Power Grids
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-01/turkish-blackout-shows-world-power-grids-under-threat

Smart Meters Are Not Secured
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/02/16/smart-meters-not-secured/

Who controls the off switch?
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/Papers/meters-offswitch.pdf

Is Your Smart Meter Compromising Your Home Security?
http://tech.co/smart-meter-home-security-2015-01

Smart Meter Data: Privacy and Cybersecurity
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42338.pdf

Smart Meters Not Necessary to Modernize the Electric Grid Says a Major U.S. Utility
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/09/30/smart-meters-not-necessary-to-modernize-electric-grid/

Smart Meters- Take them or Else…
https://justronda.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/smart-meters-take-them-or-else/

Congressional Testimony: ‘Smart’ meters have a life of 5 to 7 years.
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/10/29/smart-meters-have-life-of-5-to-7-years/

Do Not Trust ‘Smart’ Meters or the Utilities
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/10/27/do-not-trust-smart-meters/

Is America completely unprepared for a power grid cyberattack?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/america-completely-unprepared-power-grid-cyberattack/

GAO: Hacking ‘smart’ meters can disrupt the electricity grid and FERC not monitoring compliance with ‘voluntary’ standards
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/10/30/hacking-smart-meters-can-disrupt-grid/

The Role of Consumer Watchdog Groups in Protecting Consumers from Abusive ‘Smart’ Meters
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/11/16/role-of-consumer-watchdog-groups-in-protecting-consumers-from-smart-meters/

National Smart Grid vulnerable to cyber attack, says expert
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/national-smart-grid-vulnerable-to-cyber-attack-says-expert/article7902961.ece

Smart Meters: ‘Easy Targets’ for Hackers and ‘Malicious Network Traffic’ within the Electric Grid, Reveals Latest Research Study
http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/12/13/smart-meters-easy-targets-for-hackers/

 

Legislative Actions

Amid Health, Privacy Fears, States Are Letting People Reject ‘Smart Meters’- The Pew Charitable Trust  http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2016/02/05/amid-health-privacy-fears-states-are-letting-people-reject-smart-meters

Missouri Utility Customer Protection Bill Introduced by Representative Tim Remole
http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/billpdf/intro/HB2559I.PDF

 

 

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