The next big threat to our privacy may come from the way we consume electricity, through smart grids installed in our homes. Electricity consumption data has become a goldmine, not only for electric companies but also for entrepreneurs deciding to open up stores in neighborhoods. Electric companies could possibly provide electricity consumption data to third parties, and although the data is “anonymized”, the energy pattern generated by individuals can still be identifiable. It is important to stay up to date with any changes in the policies of your electric company to make sure your personal data is safe.

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