Smart meters invade privacy

The Liberal government has legislated away our privacy by forcing BC Hydro to install smart meters in every home without home owner’s consent.

The Liberal government has legislated away our privacy by forcing BC Hydro to install smart meters in every home without home owner’s consent.

The Clean Energy Act dictates this must be completed before December 2012. What the act does not take into consideration is how the Itron OpenWay Centron Smart Meters invade people’s personal privacy. Itron’s website has a linked video describing in detail how the OpenWay meter’s record and report in five minute intervals what specific electronic devices are on in your house.

BC Hydro can track when you are away and what devices you are using when you are home.

This means that a court order is no longer required to monitor people. You also don’t have a choice as there is no opt-out option.

The fact that the government would not only allow this type of privacy invasion but legislate it and force it onto every person in B.C. is incomprehensible.

Lara Allsopp




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