Smart Meter Privacy: California’s New Landmark Law

September 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

On Sept. 29 California Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law new privacy protections for consumers’ energy use data. This is huge news for smart metering.

Most importantly, the new law (CA Senate Bill 1476) addresses disclosure and protectiion — two key issues for many consumers and consumer groups who have voiced concern about potential uses (or misuses) of their detailed energy use data.

Furthermore, this law serves as an excellent example that other states and nations should consider as they adopt their own privacy regulations for smart meters and the smart grid.

More about this law’s key provisions…

Full story: California’s New Landmark Smart Meter Privacy Law

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