Smart Meter Data Needs Privacy Protection, 7th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (March 2, 2017, 8:34 PM EST) -- A pair of privacy groups are urging the Seventh Circuit to find that the Fourth Amendment protects data generated by smart meters, arguing that the granular details produced by these increasingly prominent readers are “far more intimate” than cumulative information collected periodically from more traditional analog meters.

In a brief filed Tuesday, amici curiae Privacy International and the Electronic Frontier Foundation rallied against the dismissal of a suit lodged by the non-profit advocacy group Naperville Smart Meter Awareness in the Northern District of Illinois alleging that smart meters installed in the Illinois city of Naperville put the privacy of the city’s citizens...

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