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Tripwire UK Smart Meter Poll

This survey of 1,000 U.K. consumers was conducted by One Poll  for Tripwire in April 2013 to better understand consumer awareness of the privacy and security implications of smart meters.

Demographics

Results

Do you think smart meters are a benefit or pose a threat?

Answer Answer
They will be vulnerable to cyber attack 89
I think they'll help me find the best electricity supplier 102
None of the above 105
They will capture too much of my personal information 106
Electricity companies will use it as a marketing tool 268
I think they'll make my electricity bill cheaper 284
I think they'll encourage me to use less electricity 612

How long do you expect utility companies to retain smart meter data?

Answer Answer
Indefinitely 347
2-7 years 205
1-2 years 292
0-1 year 156

Do you think smart meter Personally Identifiable Information requires additional security and privacy protection?

Answer Answer
Yes 122
No 585
Not sure 293

If yes, do you think smart meter Personally Identifiable Information requires additional security and privacy protection?

Answer Answer
Yes 96
No 14
Not sure 12

From the following, who do you think should own smart meter consumer data?

Answer Answer
Electric Companies 266
Consumers 734

 

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