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Smart Grids and Privacy Issues

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September 26, 2017

Alexis Elder spoke on the ethics of utilizing emerging technologies.

UMD Assistant Professor Alexis Elder

Assistant Professor Alexis Elder

On September 20, 2017, Alexis Elder, assistant professor of Philosophy, gave a talk at the Rural Electric Management Association's (REMA) Engineers and Operations Conference about the ethics of utilizing emerging technologies.

The presentation focused on privacy issues with smart grids, a major innovation in electrical power infrastructures that gives energy providers much more detailed information about customers' electricity usage (and hence lives and activities) than has previously been available.

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