Calif. Smart Grid Rule May Not Do Enough To Protect Data

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 6:17 PM EDT) -- While California's groundbreaking privacy rules for smart grid technology promise to provide strong consumer data protections that are likely to be adopted by other states, they fail to address broader security concerns or take into account the specific demands of the fledgling smart grid market, attorneys say.

To comply with California S.B. 1476, the California Public Utilities Commission on July 28 unanimously approved rules aimed at protecting the privacy and security of consumer usage data flowing on the smart grid, which electronically links an electric utility...
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