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Court rules warrants are needed for cops to access smart electrical meter data

By | Gadgets, Government, Internet of Things, privacy, smart home, smart meters, utilities

You can tell a lot about what’s going on in a home from how much electricity it’s using — especially when that information is collected every few minutes and recorded centrally. It’s revealing enough that a federal judge has ruled that people with smart meters have a reasonable expectation of privacy and as such law enforcement will require a warrant to acquire that data.

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