Florida Civil Liberties Union chapter does not endorse Smart Meters

Resolution of the Sarasota-Manatee-DeSoto Chapter

of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

Regarding “Smart Meters”

The Sarasota-Manatee-DeSoto Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of

Florida having considered a presentation by area residents concerned about various

issues associated with the use of Smart Meters both locally by Florida Power and

Light (FPL) and statewide in Florida by numerous other utilities.

The use of Smart Meters involves issues of privacy that are well within traditional

ACLU concerns about data aggregation and collection. Energy usage patterns can,

and have been, used as part of law enforcement surveillance, and the increasingly

fine grain of the data collected and retained by regulated utilities deploying Smart

Meters heightens the stakes.

Florida’s Public Service Commission has declined to address these issues in a

meaningful way.

Read full statement at:

http://microwavechasm.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ACLUResolutionSarasota.pdf

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