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The Seletun Scientific Statement: 10 Key Points and Revised Recommended Exposure Standards

In November 2009, a Scientific Panel comprised of international experts on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields met in Seletun, Norway, for three days of intensive discussion on existing scientific evidence and public health implications of the unprecedented global exposures to artificial electromagnetic fields (EMF) from telecommunications and electric power technologies.  Their objective of developing guidance for global governments on […]

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Karolinska Institutet Press Release: Scientists Urge Halt of Wireless Rollout and Call for New Safety Standards: Warning Issued on Risks to Children and Pregnant Women

The Karolinska Institute, one of the world’s leading medical and research institutions and home of the Nobel Prize, states that the combined effect of all current forms of wireless radiation already poses a serious threat to billions of people world wide for cancer, neurological disease, and reproductive and developmental impairments. In their words, “ We […]

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Smart Meter Radiation Exposure Chart Graph

Daniel Hirsch: Radiation Exposure of Smart Meters Report is Inaccurate

Daniel Hirsch, lecturer and expert in nuclear policy and radiation at UCSC, criticized the California Council on Science and Technology’s (CCST) “Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters” report. CCST is a partner with the US Department of Energy, funder and promoter of smart meters. Here he is on video in an impromptu interview […]

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Nat’l Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes Smart Grid Privacy Guidelines

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security: Vol. 2, Privacy and the Smart Grid: The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel – Cyber Security Working Group. The NIST Smart Grid Guidelines address privacy concerns that arise from the “many new data collection, communication, and information sharing capabilities related to energy usage.” […]

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Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Recommends Consumer Privacy Protections for California Smart Grid

In formal comments to the California Public Utility Commission, EPIC said that utility customers should control the use of personal information generated by Smart Grid services. EPIC warned that companies will otherwise use the data for purposes not related to electricity delivery, consumption management, or payment. EPIC urged the California Commission to include a requirement that limits […]

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Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Testimony to Congressional House Committee on Science and Technology re: Smart Grid Architecture and Standards

EPIC Testifies in Congress on Smart Grid Privacy: EPIC Associate Director Lillie Coney testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology regarding Smart Grid Architecture and Standards: Assessing Coordination and Progress. In her prepared statement, Ms. Lillie Coney told Congress that the “basic architecture of the Smart Grid presents several thorny privacy issues” and explained how smart meters and appliances […]

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FCC Release National Broadband Plan, Privacy Strategy Unclear

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its National Broadband Plan today. The FCC notes that “many users are increasingly concerned about their lack of control over sensitive personal data” and warns that “Innovation will suffer if a lack of trust exists between users and entities with which they interact over the internet.” The FCC makes several recommendations, but there […]

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