Smart meters made to collect variety of data

Re: Smart meters key to a smart grid, Letters, Sept. 23, 2011.

Re: Smart meters key to a smart grid, Letters, Sept. 23, 2011.

Smart meters are advertised on Itron’s website to show exactly how they invade your privacy.

My response is to the letter written by Tim Wolf of Itron Inc when he claims “these new meters do not allow the utility (BC Hydro) or anyone else to know what specific devices are used in customer’s homes or when.”

I would like to draw his attention to his own company’s website, because that is where the detailed information is provided on exactly how they do.

Now as an Internet server administrator, I am fully aware that no home smart meter has the ability to host an Internet server inside of it.

Therefore all the personal data collected is being transmitted by the smart meter to an Internet server hosted by and therefore fully accessible to BC Hydro and Itron.

Lara Allsopp





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