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New 'Smart' Electrical Meters Raise Privacy Issues

New ‘Smart’ Electrical Meters Raise Privacy Issues Agence France Presse By Daniel Silva Friday, November 6, 2009 MADRID (AFP) – The new “smart meters” utilities are installing in homes around the world to reduce energy use raise fresh privacy issues because of the wealth of information about consumer habits they reveal, experts said Friday. The […]

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How Privacy (Or Lack of It) Could Sabatoge the Grid

How Privacy (Or Lack of It) Could Sabatoge the Grid SmartGridNews.com By Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf In October, President Obama announced $3.4 billion in federal grants to help build our nation’s Smart Grid. The President said that the technology that will make up the Smart Grid will make the nation’s power transmission system more […]

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More Advisory Board News…

FPF is honored to have an Advisory Board that includes some of the country’s leading luminaries on privacy issues. We are also honored to announce the addition of three more esteemed privacy experts: Michelle Dennedy, chief governance officer, cloud computing at Sun Microsystems. Ms. Dennedy is an expert in designing policies that foster trust in […]

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MSNBC's Red Tape Chronicles: What will talking power meters say about you?

What will talking power meters say about you? MSNBC’s Red Tape Chronicles By Bob Sullivan October 9, 2009 Would you sign up for a discount with your power company in exchange for surrendering control of your thermostat? What if it means that, one day, your auto insurance company will know that you regularly arrive home […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board News

FPF is delighted to welcome several new members to our Advisory Board Paul Ohm, associate professor at the University of Colorado Law School. Prof. Ohm is an expert in information privacy, computer crime law, intellectual property, and criminal procedure. To access his most recent paper, “Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of […]

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Dan Solove

Above the Law has an entertaining interview with FPF advisory board member Prof Dan Solove on the “skanks” case, as well as some background on his career.  Check it out here.