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Confirmed: Smart Meter Web Portal Data Privacy Risks

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:00 am By admin

From The Age, September 23, 2012
"DETAILED information about electricity customers' power usage, which gives insights into when a house is occupied, is being shared with third parties including mail houses, debt collectors, data processing analysts and government agencies.

Customers with smart meters who sign up for Origin Energy's online portal must consent to their data being shared with a string of third parties. The data is stored in Australia but shared with US company Tendril, which is described by Origin as a smart energy technology provider."

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