Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security: Privacy and the Smart Grid

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 20, 2010

Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security: Vol. 2, Privacy and the Smart Grid. The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel – Cyber Security Working Group, August 2010

  • “The Smart Grid brings with it many new data collection, communication, and information sharing capabilities related to energy usage, and these technologies in turn introduce concerns about privacy. Privacy relates to individuals. Four dimensions of privacy are considered: (1) personal information—any information relating to an individual, who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by that information and in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his or her physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural, locational or social identity; (2) personal privacy—the right to control the integrity of one’s own body; (3) behavioral privacy—the right of individuals to make their own choices about what they do and to keep certain personal behaviors from being shared with others; and (4) personal communications privacy—the right to communicate without undue surveillance, monitoring, or censorship.”
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