Today, the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington-based think tank that aims to advance responsible data practices, announced a new Smart Grid Privacy Seal Program, powered by TRUSTe, for organizations that use consumer energy data.
Intel has long championed the responsible stewardship of consumer information and I am pleased to say that Intel contributed to the development of and supports the seal program. We believe the development of Smart Grid infrastructure should follow the principles of Privacy By Design and Accountability, where privacy requirements are taken into account early on and throughout the development lifecycle and where entities take responsibility for the information they collect and use no matter where it resides.
The development of the Smart Grid Seal Program is a visible demonstration of what can be achieved when stakeholders work in concert to develop privacy best practices. Intel’s support of the Smart Grid Seal Program is yet another demonstration of our commitment to creating an environment where consumers can trust their use of technology.