Information Security

Information Security – There is no guarantee of security of the information that is collected and transmitted from the Smart Meter over the Smart Grid by wireless radio frequency or when it is stored in the utility company’s computers. Who is allowed access to this data? Will you appreciate it when your utility company sells your information to a drug company that begins to market sleep aides to you because they can see from the data collected that you are up all night and probably suffer from insomnia? Or, how about the real threat of someone hacking into the utility company’s system and getting data that tells them exactly when you are not home making you a target of burglary?