Data shared far and wide

DETAILED information about electricity customers’ power usage, which gives insights into when a house is occupied, is being shared with third parties including mail houses, debt collectors, data processing analysts and government agencies.

Smart Meters

Customers with smart meters who sign up for Origin Energy‘s online portal must consent to their data being shared with a string of third parties.

Origin’s online portal was released last month and lets people monitor their electricity costs using smart meter data collected from energy distributors.

UE spokeswoman Lisa Drought said the distributor only provided smart meter data to customers and energy retailers, and would not sell the information to third parties.

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See also: Is Origin Smart sleepwalking into a shocking personal data breach?

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