Today, Jules is in Madrid presenting at “Privacy by Design: The Definitive Workshop” on privacy issues and the Smart Grid. While upgrading our power system by introducing two-way data flows could lead to a cleaner environment, reduced power costs, and more reliable utility service, there are data privacy issues that must be addressed if consumers are going to accept these new “smart” technologies. Pressing for early attention to Privacy by Design could ensure a future of smart power and smart privacy. The presentation provides an overview of the electricity grid, specific privacy concerns at each component of the grid, and Smart Grid construction underway across the world.
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