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Jesse Berst: Smart meters trapped between benefits and dangers, claims Forbes
Source: „Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water, the smart meter debate has been elevated to the national level by several publications, including Forbes.
Smart meter installations in the United States are expected to progress steadily over the next 10 years. That is because they offer a range of benefits to both utilities and their customers.
Even so, according to Forbes Magazine, smart meter deployments are facing opposition by a small group of activists concerned about several issues, especially data privacy.
"Despite the promise of empowering people through enhanced consumption data... some people are scared and resist the idea of smart metering, citing concerns about meter accuracy, data security, and health," wrote Forbes contributor Federico Guerrini. "Privacy is probably the most sensitive issue: similarly to what happens with phone calls metadata, information about the energy consumption of a family or of an individual, can reveal a lot of details about the life of the persons monitored.””