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Report: A Perspective on How Smart Meters Invade Individual Privacy

Introduction from Author, K. T. Weaver:

This document outlines a perspective that demonstrates that installation and use digital smart meters by a Utility represents an unprecedented invasion of privacy and, under certain circumstances, can be considered an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Although countless people claim that smart meters invade their privacy, it is unclear as to whether a compelling argument has yet been fully made that properly articulates an invasion of privacy assertion in a way that is understandable or convincing enough to persuade a sufficient number of legislators, governmental officials, court judges, or public utility commission hearing officers. To some extent, concerned consumers and activists have devoted a disproportionate amount of time and energy toward addressing potential health issues related to wireless smart meter RF emissions and have left the privacy arguments somewhat underdeveloped. In other instances, consumers are simply unaware of the significant privacy (and related cybersecurity) risks that exist with smart grid technologies. It is the purpose of this document to help formulate a clear and comprehensive message on how digital smart meters unreasonably invade consumer privacy.

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One Response to Report: A Perspective on How Smart Meters Invade Individual Privacy

  1. MikeD September 1, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    This is an excellent 75 page report. It makes clear the privacy dangers we are being exposed and forced to submit to.

    In our times, why are we are being surveilled from all possible angles? It’s in no way for our own benefit. The possibilities are troubling to consider.

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